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THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE 



1987 



VOLUME 5 



A Codification of the General Ordinances 
of Los Angeles County, California 



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PREFACE 

Volume 5 of the Los Angeles County Code is a codification of the general and 
permanent ordinances of Los Angeles County, California, published in 1987 by Book 
Publishing Company. 

During original codification, the ordinances were compiled, edited and indexed by the 
editorial staff of Book Publishing Company under the direction of the office of the 
County Counsel of Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Code has been 
kept current with regular supplementation by Matthew Bender & Co., successor in 
interest to Book Publishing Company. 



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TITLE 15 
VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC 



The provisions codified in this code reflect changes made by all county ordinances up to 
and including Ordinance 2008-00 12U, passed April 1, 2008. The latest ordinances making 
changes to the individual divisions of this title are as follows: 

Division 1 Ord. 2007-0071, passed June 12, 2007. 

Division 2 Ord. 89-0 100, passed July 25, 1989. 

Division 3 Ord. 97-0039, passed July 1 5, 1997. 

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE 

The Los Angeles County Code is organized by subject matter under an expandable, 
three-factor decimal numbering system which is designed to facilitate future changes 
with minimum disturbance to current regulations. Each section number includes in its 
sequence the title, chapter and section number. For example. Section 15.20.130 is 
Section 130 (.130) in Chapter 20 (.20) of Title 15. In most instances, sections are 
numbered by tens (.010, .020, .030, etc.), leaving nine vacant positions between 
original sections to accommodate new provisions. Chapters and titles are also 
numbered to provide for expansion. 

In parentheses following each code section is a legislative history note, which lists all 
ordinances which have affected that section since the date of original enactment. 

A cross-reference table locating current placement of all current provisions of 
Ordinance 6544 on business licenses may be found in Appendix 1 following Title 15. 

Footnotes to statutory provisions and to related code provisions in other code volumes 
appear at the end of Title 15. 

A subject-matter index covering all the provisions of this Title 15 and locating 
subjects by code section number is set out at the end of the title. 

A complete Ordinance List and Disposition Table is set forth in Volume 8 of the 
code; it lists all the county's ordinances, gives an outline of their contents and 
subjects, and indicates the chapter of the code where each ordinance's provisions 
appear. 

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Divisions: 
1. 

2. 
3. 



Chapters: 
15.04 
15.08 
15.12 
15.16 
15.20 
15.24 
15.28 
15.32 
15.36 
15.40 
15.44 
15.48 
15.50 
15.52 
15.54 
15.56 
15.60 
15.62 
15.64 
15.68 
15.72 
15.76 
15.78 
15.80 



Title 15 
VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC 



Traffic Code 

Miscellaneous Regulations 

Penalties and Fees Related to Violations of Standing and Parking 

Laws 

Appendix 

Index 

Division 1 

TRAFFIC CODE 



General Provisions 

Definitions 

Enforcement 

Highway Safety Commission 

Traffic Signs and Signals 

Private Roads Open for Public Use 

Traffic on Private Streets 

Speed Limits 

Boulevard Stops 

Turning Movements 

Housing Authority TrafHc Regulations 

Weight Limits 

Interstate Truck Terminal Access Routes 

Crosswalks and Bicycle Lanes 

Skateboards and Roller Skates 

Railroad Crossings 

Temporary Road Closures 

Intoxication Control Roadblocks 

Stopping, Standing and Parking 

Trespass by Motor Vehicles 

Repossession of Motor Vehicles 

Miscellaneous Regulations 

Cruising 

Abandoned or Inoperative Vehicles 



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Division 2 

MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 

Chapters: 

15.88 Parades 

15.92 Roads Under Construction 

15.96 Operation of Vehicles on County Grounds 

15.100 Mt. Wilson Trail 



Division 3 

PENALTIES AND FEES RELATED TO VIOLATIONS 
OF STANDING AND PARKING LAWS 

Chapters: 

15.200 Schedule of Civil Penalties and Additional Assessments for 
Parking Violations 



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15.04.010 



Chapter 15.04 
GENERAL PROVISIONS 

Sections: 

15.04.010 Title of Division 1 provisions. 

1 5.04.020 Continuation of provisions. 

1 5.04.030 Scope — Exceptions to applicability. 

15.04.040 Powers of deputies. 

1 5.04.050 Exemptions for emergency and other vehicles. 

1 5 .04.060 Interpretation of language. 

1 5.04.070 References to ordinances or statutes. 

1 5.04.080 Provisions of earlier ordinances continued. 

15.04.090 Conviction for violations. 

15.04.100 Severability. 

15.04.010 Title of Division 1 provisions. The ordinance codified in this 
Division 1 shall be known as, and may be cited as, "the traffic ordinance." (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1001, 1954.) 

15.04.020 Continuation of provisions. The provisions of the ordinance cod- 
ified in this Division 1, insofar as they are substantially the same as existing 
ordinance provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall be construed as 
restatements and continuations thereof, and not as new enactments. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 
1 Art. 1 § 1002, 1954.) 

15.04.030 Scope — Exceptions to applicability. Except as explicitly other- 
wise stated, this Division 1 does not apply to traffic or to vehicles on either state 
highways or private streets. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1004, 1954.) 

15.04.040 Powers of deputies. Whenever, by the provisions of this Division 
1, a power is granted to a public officer or a duty imposed upon such officer, the 
power may be exercised or duty performed by a deputy of the officer or by a person 
authorized pursuant to law by the officer, unless it is expressly otherwise provided. 
(Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1005, 1954.) 

15.04.050 Exemptions for emergency and other vehicles. The provisions of 
this Division 1 regulating the moving, parking and standing of vehicles shall not 
apply to vehicles being used by the sheriffs office or any constable or any autho- 
rized police or fire department or the road department or the California Division of 
Highways while the operator of any such vehicle is engaged in the necessary 
performance of public emergency duties. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1012, 1954.) 

15.04.060 Interpretation of language. A. Tenses. The present tense includes 
the past and future tenses. 

B. Genders. Each gender includes the other two genders. 

C. Number. The singular number includes the plural and the plural the 
singular. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 §§ 1008, 1009, 1010, 1954.) 

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15.04.070 References to ordinances or statutes. Whenever any reference is 
made to any portion of the ordinance codified in this Division 1, or of any other 
ordinance, or to any statute, such reference shall apply to all amendments and 
additions thereto now or hereafter made. (Ord. 6544 Ch. I Art. 1 § 1006, 1954.) 

15.04.080 Provisions of earlier ordinances continued. A. All intersections 
designated by Section A of Ordinance 2177, entitled "An ordinance providing for 
boulevard stops along certain portions of certain highways in the unincorporated 
territory of the county of Los Angeles and repealing Ordinances Nos. 1386, 1414, 
1439 and 1625 (New Series)," adopted November 21, 1932, immediately prior to its 
amendment by Ordinance 4571, entitled "An ordinance amending Sections A, B 
and C of, and repealing Sections E, and F of, Ordinance No. 2177 (New Series), 
relating to boulevard stops," adopted November 20, 1945, except as otherwise 
determined pursuant to said Ordinance 4571; 

B. All provisions of Sections 8, 8.4, 8.5, and 8.6 of Ordinance 3549, entitled 
"An ordinance to regulate the use and operation of vehicles upon certain public 
highways in the county of Los Angeles, and to repeal certain ordinance," adopted 
March 26, 1940, immediately prior to its amendment by Ordinance 6368, entitled 
"An ordinance amending Sections 3, 5, 8, 8.4 and 8.5 of and repealing Section 8.6 of 
Ordinance No. 3549, relating to weight limits," adopted January 26, 1 954, except as 
otherwise determined pursuant to said Ordinance 6368; 

C. All provisions of Sections 56, 60, 60.1, 61, 61.1, 74 and 75 of Ordinance 
3922, entitled "An ordinance regulating traffic upon the public highways within the 
county of Los Angeles and repealing Ordinance No. 1470 (New Series)," adopted 
August 19, 1941, immediately prior to its amendment by Ordinance 6369, entitled 
"An ordinance amending Sections 56, 60, 60.1, 61, 61.1, 71,72,73,74 and75 of and 
adding Section 76 to Ordinance No. 3922, the Traffic Ordinance, relating to traffic 
regulations," adopted January 26, 1954, except as otherwise determined pursuant 
to said Ordinance 6369; and 

D. All provisions of Section 63 of said Ordinance 3922, shall continue in 
effect as findings by the board, until by resolution or order the board otherwise 
determines. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1011, 1954.) 

15.04.090 Conviction for violations. Any conviction for a misdemeanor 
under any ordinance repealed by the ordinance codified in this Division 1, which 
misdemeanor is continued as a public offense by this division, constitutes a 
conviction under this Division 1 for any purpose for which it constituted a convic- 
tion under the act repealed. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1003, 1954.) 

15.04.100 Severability. If any provision of the ordinance or the application 
thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, the remainder of said 
ordinance and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances 
shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1007, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.08 
DEFINITIONS^ 

Sections: 

1 5.08.0 1 Definitions generally. 

1 5.08.020 Words defined in Vehicle Code. 

15.08.030 Alley. 

15.08.040 Board. 

1 5.08.050 Bus loading zone. 

1 5.08.060 Commercial vehicle loading zone. 

15.08.070 Commissioner. 

15.08.080 Highway 

15.08.090 Operator. 

15.08.100 Park. 

15.08.110 Parkway. 

1 5.08. 1 20 Passenger loading zone. 

15.08.130 Pedestrian. 

15.08.140 Person. 

15.08.150 Roadway 

15.08.160 Safety zone. 

15.08.170 Section. 

15.08.180 Sidewalk. 

15.08.185 Skateboard. 

15.08.190 Streetcar. 

15.08.200 Vehicle. 

15.08.010 Definitions generally. Whenever in this Division 1 the words or 
phrases hereinafter in this chapter defined are used, they shall have the meanings 
respectively ascribed to them in this chapter unless the context indicates to the 
contrary. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1201, 1954.) 

15.08.020 Words defined in Vehicle Code. Whenever any words or phrases 
used in this Division 1 are not defined in this chapter, but are now defined in the 
Vehicle Code of this state, such definitions as now existing are incorporated herein 
and shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases as used in this Division 1 as 
though set forth in full. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1202, 1954.) 

15.08.030 Alley. "Alley" means any highway, as defined in this chapter, 
unnamed, and having a width of less than 25 feet, and not provided with a sidewalk 
or sidewalks. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1203, 1954.) 

15.08.040 Board. "Board" means the board of supervisors of the county of 
Los Angeles. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1204, 1954.) 

15.08.050 Bus loading zone. "Bus loading zone" means the space adjacent 
to the curb or edge of a roadway reserved for the exclusive use of buses during the 
loading or unloading of passengers. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1205, 1954.) 

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15.08.060 Commercial vehicle loading zone. "Commercial vehicle loading 
zone" means that space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles 
during the loading or unloading of passengers and materials marked and designated 
as hereinafter provided in this Division 1. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1206, 1954.) 

15.08.070 Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the road commissioner 
of the county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1207, 1954.) 

15.08.080 Highway. "Highway" means every way set apart for public travel 
except bridle trails and footpaths. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1208, 1954.) 

15.08.090 Operator. "Operator" means any person who is in actual physical 
control of a vehicle or streetcar. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1209, 1954.) 

15.08.100 Park. "Park" means to stop or allow to stand any vehicle, whether 
occupied or not, otherwise than in obedience to official traffic-control devices or by 
direction of a police officer. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1210, 1954.) 

15.08.110 Parkway. "Parkway" means that portion of a highway other than 
a roadway or a sidewalk. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1211, 1954.) 

15.08.120 Passenger loading zone. "Passenger loading zone" means that 
space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during loading 
and unloading of passengers, marked and designated as hereinafter provided in this 
Division 1. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1212, 1954.) 

15.08.130 Pedestrian. "Pedestrian" means any person afoot. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 
1 Art. 2 § 1213, 1954.) 

15.08.140 Person. "Person" means and includes every person, firm and 
corporation. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1214, 1954.) 

15.08.150 Roadway. "Roadway" means that portion of a highway between 
the regularly established curb lines or, when no curbs exist, that portion improved, 
designated, and ordinarily used for vehicular travel and parking. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 
Art. 2 § 1215, 1954.) 

15.08.160 Safety zone. "Safety zone" means that portion of a roadway 
reserved for the exclusive use of pedestrians, marked and designated as hereinafter 
provided in this Division 1. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1216, 1954. 

15.08.170 Section. "Section" means a section of the ordinance codified in 
this Division 1 unless some other ordinance or statute is specifically mentioned. 
(Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1217, 1954.) 

15.08.180 Sidewalk. "Sidewalk" means that portion of a highway between 
the curb lines or traversable roadway and the adjacent property lines. (Ord. 6544 
Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1218, 1954.) 

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15.08.185 



15.08.185 Skateboard. "Skateboard" means any board or any other object 
or device which has wheels attached to it by any means whatsoever and which is 
propelled by pushing, pulling, or gravitational forces, and to which there is not 
affixed any device or mechanism for steering. (Ord. 12259 § 1, 1980: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 
Art. 2 § 1222, 1954.) 

15.08.190 Streetcar. "Streetcar" means every device traveling upon rails, 
laid upon or crossing a street or highway, other than devices propelled by steam. 
(Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1219, 1954.) 

15.08.200 Vehicle. "Vehicle" means every device or animal by which any 
person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street or highway, 
excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon rails. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 1 Art. 2 § 1221, 1954.) 



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15.12.010 



Chapter 15.12 
ENFORCEMENT^ 

Sections: 

1 5. 1 2.0 1 Violation — Penalty. 

15.1 2.020 Reckless driving — Penalty for violation. 

15.12.010 Violation — Penalty. A. Any person violating or failing to comply 
with any of the provisions of this Division 1 shall be deemed guilty of an infraction, 
which shall be punishable upon a first conviction by a fine not exceeding $50.00, 
and for a second conviction within a period of one year by a fine not exceeding 
$100.00, and for third or any subsequent conviction within a period of a year by a 
fine not exceeding $250.00. 

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A, any pedestrian violat- 
ing or faihng to comply with any of the provisions of this Division 1 shall be guilty of 
an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $50.00. (Ord. 83-0081 § 1, 1983: 
Ord 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1013, 1954.) 

15.12.020 Reckless driving — Penalty for violation. Whenever reckless 
driving of a vehicle prohibited by Section 15.28.010 proximately causes bodily 
injury to any person, the person so driving such vehicle shall, upon conviction 
thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the County Jail for not less than 30 days 
nor more than six months or by a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than 
$500.00, or by both. (Ord. 6973 § 1, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 1 § 1015, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.16 

HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISSION^ 
Sections: 

15.16.010 Continuation. 

15.16.020 Membership. 

1 5 . 1 6.030 Term of office -Tenure. 

15.16.040 Compensation. 

1 5 . 1 6.050 Office services and supplies. 

15.1 6.060 Traffic control -Investigation and report duties. 

15.1 6.070 Traffic control -Requests or suggestions -Notice of action 

on suggestions. 
15.1 6.080 Safety standards -Cooperation with other jurisdictions. 
15.1 6.090 Sunset review date. 

15.16.010 Continuation. The Los Angeles County traffic commission is 
continued as the Los Angeles County highway safety commission and is hereinafter 
referred to as the "safety commission." (Ord. 7759 § 1 (part), 1960: Ord. 7731 § 2 
(part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 6 Art. 1 § 6001, 1954.) 

15.16.020 Membership. The safety commission shall consist of seven mbers, 
appointed as follows: 

A. Five members appointed by the board; 

B. Two members appointed by the board from nominees proposed by the 
chairman of the board from a list of nominees provided by private and parochial 
schools and the Los Angeles County board of education. (Ord. 11604 § 1, 1977: Ord. 
7759 § 1 (part), 1960: Ord. 7731 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 6 Art. 1 §6002, 
1954.) 

15.16.030 Term of office — Tenure. The five members appointed by the board 
shall serve for a two-year term and until his successor is appointed and qualified. The 
two members appointed by the board from nominees proposed by the chairman shall 
serve for a one-year term and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Each 
member of the safety commission shall be subject to the provisions of Section 
5.12.050 of this code (the Administrative Code of the county of Los geles, adopted 
May 19, 1942), and subject to the right of the board to remove any member at its 
pleasure. (Ord. 12299 § 12, 1981; Ord. 11604 § 1, 1977: Ord. 8359 § 1, 1963: Ord. 
8220 § 1, 1962: Ord. 7759 § 1 (part), 1960: Ord. 7731 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 
6 Art. 1 §6003,1954.) 

15.16.040 Compensation. Each member of the safety commission shall 
receive the compensation provided in the current salary ordinance. In addition to such 
compensation, each member shall be reimbursed for his necessary traveling expenses 
to the same extent as other county officers and employees, in accordance with Title 5 
of this code. (Ord. 99-0032 § 2, 1999: Ord. 7759 § 1 (part), 1960: Ord.7731 § 2 (part), 
1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 6 Art. 1 § 6004, 1954.) 

15.16.050 Office services and supplies. The commissioner shall supply to the 
safety commission all necessary office space, postage, stationery and other supplies, 
stenographic and other services, and transportation. All services rendered by any 

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county officer or employee to the safety commission for the purpose of calculation f 
compensation shall be deemed to be time spent by such officer or employee in 
performing the duties of his compensated office or position. (Ord. 7759 § 1 (part), 
1960: Ord. 7731 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 6 Art. 1 § 6005, 1954.) 

15.16.060 Traffic control — Investigation and report duties. The safety 
commission shall consider and investigate whenever necessary all requests or 
suggestions as to traffic control, including the placement of school crossing guards, 
made by the board, the commissioners, any officer, private person, or group of 
persons, and on the basis of such request or suggestions, or on its own initiative, shall 
submit to the board its report and recommendations as to actions relating to traffic 
control which should or should not be taken either by the board or by any public 
officer. (Ord. 99-0032 § 3, 1999: Ord. 7759 § 1 (part), 1960: Ord. 7731 § 2 (part), 
1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 6 Art, 2 § 6201, 1954.) 

15.16.070 Traffic control — Requests or suggestions Notice of action on 
suggestions. As soon as possible after final action by the board upon a written request 
or suggestion referred to the safety commission (or by the safety commission if not 
submitted to the board), the safety commission shall mail to the persons or group 
making the suggestion, by first-class mail postage prepaid, notice of such final action. 
(Ord. 7759 § 1 (part), 1960: Ord. 7731 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 6 Art. 2 § 
6202, 1954.) 

15.16.080 Safety standards — Cooperation with other jurisdictions. The 

safety commission shall cooperate with all other jurisdictions within this county in 
working toward elimination and prevention of major traffic problems; in developing 
uniform standards for street striping, curb painting, placement of signs, reflectors, 
crosswalks, and similar safety devices; speed regulations; traffic signals, and all other 
related traffic-control and regulation matters to insure maximum traffic safety for the 
motoring public. (Ord. 7759 § 1 (part), 1960: Ord. 7731 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 
Ch. 6 Art, 2 § 6203, 1954.) 

15.16.090 Sunset review date. The sunset review date for the Highway Safety 
Commission shall be October 31, 2007. (Ord. 2004-0051 § 1, 2004: Ord. 99-0033 § 1. 
1999.) 



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Chapter 15.20 
TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS^ 

Sections: 

1 5.20.010 Official signs designated — Determination authority. 

1 5.20.020 Character of signals. 

1 5.20.030 Locations where signals are required. 

1 5.20.040 Placement, maintenance and operation. 

1 5.20.050 Hours of operation. 

1 5.20.060 Obedience to traffic signals. 

1 5.20.070 Obedience to traffic signs. 

1 5.20.080 Signs prerequisite to enforcement. 

1 5.20.090 Warning and directional signs. 

1 5.20. 1 00 Regulatory signs. 

1 5.20. 1 1 Distinctive roadway markings. 

1 5.20. 1 20 Lane guide lines and other pavement markings. 

1 5.20. 1 30 Parking space markings. 

15.20.140 Safety zones. 

1 5.20. 1 50 Equestrian crossing signs. 

1 5.20. 1 60 Temporary removal of signs during construction, repair or 

emergency. 

1 5.20. 1 70 Weight limit signs — Emergency procedures. 

1 5.20. 1 80 Removal of signals and other facilities — Commissioner 

authority. 

1 5.20. 1 90 Removal of signs and markings — When placed by board 

finding. 

1 5.20.200 Removal of signs and markings — Commissioner authority. 

1 5.20.2 10 Unauthorized signs, signals and lights — Removal 

requirements. 

1 5.20.220 Interference with signs deemed misdemeanor. 

15.20.010 Official signs designated — Determination authority. A. The 

board shall determine and designate the character of all official warning, regulatory 
and direction signs other than those signs for which specifications are established 
by the Vehicle Code. 

B. The board hereby determines that insofar as they are applicable to 
country highways, all warning, regulatory and direction signs appearing on the 
Uniform Sign Chart as approved by the California Sign Committee are official 
signs. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1301, 1954.) 

15.20.020 Character of signals. The board shall determine the character of 
all official traffic control signals. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1305, 1954.) 

15.20.030 Locations where signals are required. The board shall designate 
at what intersections and other locations traffic shall be controlled by official 
traffic-control signals. (Ord. 6872 § 1, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1306, 1954.) 

15.20.040 Placement, maintenance and operation. The commissioner shall 
place, maintain and operate or cause to be placed, maintained and operated, all 
official traffic-control signals authorized by the board as provided in this Division 
1. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1307, 1954.) 

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15.20.050 Hours of operation. The commissioner shall determine the hours 
and days during which any traffic-control device shall be in operation or be in 
effect, except in those cases where such hours or days are specified in this Division 
1, or established by order of the board. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1320, 1954.) 

15.20.060 Obedience to traffic signals. Every operator and every pedestrian 
shall comply with and obey any indication, as set forth in the California Vehicle 
Code, presented by any traffic signal upon any highway placed under the authority 
of the board. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1321, 1954.) 

15.20.070 Obedience to traffic signs. Every operator and every pedestrian 
shall comply with and obey every instruction appearing on any traffic sign or other 
marking, which sign or marking has been erected or placed by authority of the 
board or commissioner or this Division 1. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1319, 1954.) 

15.20.080 Signs prerequisite to enforcement. No provisions of this Division 
1 for which signs are required may be enforced against any alleged violator thereof, 
if at the time and place of such alleged violation any sign required by this Division 1 
is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily 
observant person. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1304, 1954.) 

15.20.090 Warning and directional signs. The commissioner may place and 
maintain all official warning and directional signs necessary to proper control of 
traffic. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 13202, 1954.) 

15.20.100 Regulatory signs. The commissioner shall place all regulatory 
signs and other markings required or authorized either by this Division 1 or by 
finding of the board or finding of the commissioner. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1303, 
1954.) 

15.20.110 Distinctive roadway markings. Whenever the State Department 
of Public Works determines and designates a distinctive roadway marking which 
shall indicate no driving over, the commissioner is authorized to designate by such 
markings those streets or parts of streets where the volume of traffic, or the vertical 
or other curvature of the roadway, renders it hazardous to drive on the left side of 
such markings, or signs and markings. Such markings, and signs or markings, shall 
have the same effect as similar markings and signs placed by the State Department 
of Public Works pursuant to provisions of the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 
§ 1309, 1954.) 

15.20.120 Lane guide lines and other pavement markings. The commis- 
sioner may place appropriate traffic guide lines dividing highways into the number 
of traffic lanes that is proper and necessary and to place such other pavement 
markings as are necessary to direct vehicular movements in accordance with 
requirements of this Division 1 and the California Vehicle Code. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 
Art. 3 § 1312, 1954.) 

15.20.130 Piarking space markings. The commissioner may install and 
maintain parking space markings to indicate parking space adjacent to curb where 
authorized parking is permitted. When such parking space markings are placed in 

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the highway, subject to other and more restrictive limitations, no vehicle shall be 
Slopped or left standing other than within a single space unless the size or shape of 
such vehicle makes compliance impossible. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1310, 1954.) 

15.20.140 Safety zones. The commissioner may install and maintain safety 
zones at all locations where there is particular danger to standing pedestrians and 
may locate and designate the same upon the surface of the roadway by appropriate 
devices, signs or marks. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1311, 1954.) 

15.20.150 Equestrian crossing signs. The commissioner shall erect appro- 
priate signs of a type approved by the department of public works indicating those 
intersections of bridle paths and highways which the board, pursuant to Section 
21805 of the Vehicle Code, by resolution has designated as equestrian crossings. 
(Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1313, 1954.) 

15.20.160 Temporary removal of signs during construction, repair or emer- 
gency. Whenever because of the construction, alteration, repair or improvement of 
any highway, or temporary detour, or because of other emergency situation, a 
traffic hazard will be created by compliance with provisions of this Division 1 and 
that commissioner so finds, he shall either remove or cover up any sign or other 
traffic marking which requires such compliance. While such sign or other marking 
is removed or covered up, the effect of such provision of this Division 1 is 
suspended. At the end of such emergency, unless otherwise determined by the 
board, the commissioner shall replace or uncover such sign or marking. (Ord. 8010 
§ 1, 1961: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art.3 § 1316, 1954.) 

15.20.170 Weight limit signs — Emergency procedures. If a weight limit is 
suspended pursuant to this chapter and a different weight limit is necessary, the 
commissioner shall erect and maintain during the emergency appropriate signs 
complying with the provisions of Section 15.44.040, except subsection A thereof. At 
the end of the emergency, the commissioner shall remove such temporary signs and 
uncover and restore the original signs unless the board otherwise determines. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1317, 1954.) 

15.20.180 Removal of signals and other facilities — Commissioner author- 
ity. The commissioner may remove traffic signals and necessary appurtenances and 
other traffic devices, such as flashers, when such removal becomes necessary 
because of new construction, intersection reconstruction, modernization of traffic 
signal system, or because of driveway construction or relocation. When such 
construction, intersection reconstruction, modernization of traffic signal system or 
relocation has been completed, the commissioner need not replace such traffic 
flashers or other appurtenances which have been rendered unnecessary by the new 
construction, intersection reconstruction, modernization of traffic signal system, 
or because of driveway construction or relocation. (Ord. 7043 § 1, 1956: Ord. 6544 
Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1308, 1954.) 

15.20.190 Removal of signs and markings — When placed by board finding. 

If the commissioner has erected any sign or placed on the pavement any markings 
pursuant to a finding of the board that facts existed necessitating the traffic 
regulation or prohibition indicated by such sign or markings, or pursuant to any 

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15.20.190 



provision of Ordinance 2177, Ordinance 3549 or Ordinance 3922, which provision 
is continued in effect only as a finding of the board, and the board finds that such 
regulation or prohibition no longer is necessary, the commissioner shall remove 
such sign or markings. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1314, 1954.) 

15.20.200 Removal of signs and markings — Commissioner authority. If the 

commissioner has erected any sign or placed on the pavement any markings 
pursuant to his finding that facts existed necessitating the traffic regulation or 
prohibition indicated by such sign or markings, and he finds that such regulation or 
prohibition no longer is necessary, he shall remove such sign or markings. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1315, 1954.) 

15.20.210 Unauthorized signs, signals and lights — Removal requirements. 

The road commissioner and the sheriff shall remove every unofficial sign, signal or 
device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic sign 
or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from 
view any official traffic sign or signal, or which in any other respect violates the 
provisions of Section 21465 or 21466 of the State Vehicle Code. (Ord. 7843 § 2 
(part), 1960: Ord. 6920 § 1 (part), 1956: Ord. 6889 § 1, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 
1322, 1954.) 

15.20.220 Interference with signs deemed misdemeanor. Every person who, 
without permission of the commissioner to do so, removes, defaces, damages or 
causes the removal, defacement or damage of any sign erected pursuant to this 
Division 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 3 § 1318, 1954.) 



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15.24.010 



Chapter 15.24 
PRIVATE ROADS OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE 

Sections: 

15.24.010 Residence or business district roads — Statutory provisions 

applicable — Findings. 
15.24.020 Residence or business district roads — Designated. 
15.24.030 Roads serving commercial establishments — Statutory 

provisions applicable — Findings. 
15.24.040 Roads serving commercial establishments — Designated. 

15.24.010 Residence or business district roads — Statutory provisions 
applicable — Findings. A. The provisions of the California Vehicle Code shall 
apply to the privately owned and maintained roads described in Section 15.24.020 
of this chapter. 

B. It is found and declared that the privately owned and maintained roads 
described in Section 15.24.020 of this chapter are within areas in the county which 
would be a residence or business district if such roads were highways, and that said 
roads are generally held open for use by the public for purposes of vehicular travel, 
and that said roads so connect with highways that the public cannot determine that 
such roads are not highways. Said roads remain private, and the county of Los 
Angeles assumes no obligation of maintenance. (Ord. 1 1894 § 1 (part), 1979: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 11 Art. 1 § 11001, 1954.) 

15.24.020 Residence or business district roads — Designated. Roads 
described in Section 15.24.010 include: A. Pebbly Beach Road from the city limits 
of Avalon to Scenic Terrace Drive. (Ord. 11894 § 1 (part), 1979: Ord. 6544 Ch. 
11 Art.2 § 11002, 1954.) 

15.24.030 Roads serving commercial establishments — Statutory provi- 
sions applicable — Findings. A. The provisions of the California Vehicle Code 
shall apply to the privately owned and maintained roads described in Section 
15.24.040. 

B. It is found and declared that the privately owned and maintained roads 
as described in Section 15.24.040 of this chapter are generally held open to the 
public for purposes of vehicular travel to serve commercial establishments. (Ord. 
11894 § 1 (part), 1979: Ord. 6544 Ch. 11 Art. 3 § 11003, 1954.) 

15.24.040 Roads serving commercial establishments — Designated. Roads 
described in Section 15.24.030 include: 

A. Scenic Terrace Drive from Pebbly Beach Road to the city limits of 
Avalon; 

B. Avalon Canyon Road from the city limits of Avalon to the Wrigley 
Memorial Garden and Botanic Garden Entrance Gate; 

C. The following roads located within the unincorporated portions of the 
area commonly referred to as Universal City and identified as 1st Street, 2nd Street, 
3rd Street, 4th Street, 5th Street, 6th Street, 7th Street, 8th Street, 9th Street, 10th 
Street, 1 1th Street, Avenue A, Avenue B, Avenue C, Avenue D, Avenue E, Avenue 
F, Avenue G, Avenue H, Avenue I, Avenue J, Avenue K, Avenue L, Avenue M, 

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Amblin Drive, Artists Lane, Box Office Road, Breezeway, Brownstone Street, 
Canopy Street, Cash Creek Road, Circle Drive, Colonial Street, Coral Drive, Cylon 
Street, Denver Street, Dock Street, European Street, Executive Way, Factory Street, 
Falls Lake Drive, Firehouse Road, Georgetown Avenue, Hitchcock Lane, Hollywood 
Plaza Drive, Industrial Street, Main Street, Mexican Street, Mill Road, Miracle 
Street, New England Street, New Park Avenue, New York Street, New York Street 
Alley, Nursery Drive, River Road, Singapore Street, Sound Drive, Technicolor 
Road, Theater Road, Toll Plaza Way, Tower Street, Tunnel Drive, Universal Center 
Drive, Universal Terrace Parkway, View Drive, Warehouse Street, Western Street, 
Whiskey Row, Z-Lot Driveway. (Ord. 93-0040 § 1, 1993: Ord. 11894 § 1 (part), 
1979: Ord. 6544 Ch. 11 Art. 4 § 11004, 1954.) 



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15.28.010 



Chapter 15.28 
TRAFFIC ON PRIVATE STREETS' 

Sections: 

15.28.010 Reckless driving deemed misdemeanor. 

15.28.020 Basic speed limit. 

15.28.030 Reduced speed required in designated areas. 

15.28.040 Saving clause. 

15.28.010 Reckless driving deemed misdemeanor. Any person who drives 
any vehicle on any private street in wilful or wanton disregard for the safety of 
persons or property is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding 
$500.00, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six 
months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 83-0081 § 3, 1983: Ord. 6973 
§ 2 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 6 § 1601, 1956.) 

15.28.020 Basic speed limit. A person shall not drive a vehicle upon any 
private street at a speed greater than 55 miles per hour, nor at a speed greater than 
is reasonable or prudent, having due regard for the traffic on and the surface and 
width of such private street, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety 
of persons or property. (Ord. 83-0081 § 4, 1983: Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 
6973 § 2 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 6 § 1602, 1956.) 

15.28.030 Reduced speed required in designated areas. A. The speed of 
any vehicle upon a private street not in excess of the limits specified in this section 
shall be deemed lawful unless clearly proved to be in violation of the basic speed 
declared in Section 15.28.020. 

B. The speed of any vehicle upon a private street in excess of the limits 
specified in this section shall be deemed unlawful unless not greater than 65 miles 
per hour and the defendant establishes by competent evidence that any said speed 
in excess of said limits did not constitute a violation of the basic rule declared in 
Section 15.28.020 at the time, place and under the conditions so existing. 

C. 15 miles per hour: 

1. When traversing a grade crossing of a steam, electric or street 
railway, if during the last 100 feet of the approach to such crossing the driver does 
not have a clear and unobstructed view of such crossing and of any traffic on such 
railway for a distance of 400 feet in both directions along such railway. This 
subdivision shall not apply in the case of any railway grade crossing where a human 
flagman is on duty or a clearly visible electrical or mechanical railway-crossing 
signal device is installed but does not then indicate the immediate approach of a 
railway train or car; 

2. When traversing any intersection of the private street with one or 
more highways or other private streets, or both, if during the last 100 feet of his 
approach to such intersection the driver does not have a clear and unobstructed view 
of such intersection and of any traffic upon all the highways and private streets 
entering such intersection for a distance of 100 feet along all such highways and 
private streets except at a traffic-controlled intersection; 

3. This paragraph shall not be deemed to attempt to modify, in any 
way, the provisions of Section 21804 of the State Vehicle Code. 

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D. 25 miles per hour: 

1 . When passing a school building or the grounds thereof contiguous 
to the private street while children are going to or leaving such school during 
opening or closing hours or during the noon recess period. This limit also applies 
when passing any school grounds which are not separated from the private street by 
a fence, gate or other physical barrier while such grounds are in use by children; 

2. In any business or residential district as defined in the State 
Vehicle Code. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6973 § 2 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 
Art. 6 § 1603, 1954.) 

15.28.040 Saving clause. If either or both subsections A or B of Section 
15.28.030 should be held invalid, then, in that event a person shall not drive any 
vehicle on a private street at speeds greater than specified in subsections C and D of 
Section 15.28.030. (Ord. 6973 § 2 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. I Art. 6 § 1604, 1956.) 



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15.32.010 



Chapter 15.32 
SPEED LIMITS" 

Sections: 

1 5.32.0 1 Higher speeds authorized when. 

1 5.32.020 Lower speeds authorized when. 

1 5.32.030 School area restrictions. 

1 5.32.040 Bridge or elevated structure restrictions. 

1 5.32.050 Narrow street restrictions. 

1 5.32.060 Steep grade speed restrictions. 

1 5.32.070 Snow condition speed restrictions. 

15.32.010 Higher speeds authorized when. Whenever the board finds on the 
basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that a speed of 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 
60 or 65 miles per hour facilitates the orderly movement of vehicular traffic and 
would be safe upon any highway otherwise subject to a prima facie limit of 25 miles 
per hour under the Vehicle Code, the commissioner shall post appropriate signs 
upon such highways specifying such speed limits. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 
6881 § 1 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 1 § 2101, 1954.) 

15.32.020 Lower speeds authorized when. Whenever the board finds and 
determines upon the basis of an engineering and traffic survey that the speed limit 
of 65 miles per hour is more than is reasonable or safe upon any portion of the 
highway where such speed limit of 65 miles per hour is applicable under the State 
Vehicle Code, and further determines that a speed of 60, 55, 50, 45, 35 or 25 miles 
per hour is more appropriate to facilitate the orderly movement of traffic and is 
reasonable and safe, the commissioner shall post the appropriate signs upon such 
highways specifying such speed limits of 60, 55, 50, 45, 40, 35, 30 or 25 miles per 
hour as the case may be. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6881 § 1 (part), 1956: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 2 Art. 1 § 2102, 1954.) 

1532.030 School area restrictions. Whenever the board finds upon the 
basis of an engineering and traffic survey that the prima facie speed limit of 25 miles 
per hour established by paragraph (2) subdivision (b) of Section 22352 of the 
Vehicle Code is more than is reasonable or safe, and declares a prima facie speed 
limit of 20 or 1 5 miles per hour, whichever is justified as the appropriate speed limit, 
as provided in Section 22358.4 of the Vehicle Code, the commissioner shall erect 
and maintain appropriate signs specifying the speed limit so determined. (Ord. 
11407 § 3, 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 1 § 2107, 1954.) 

15.32.040 Bridge or elevated structure restrictions. Whenever the board 
finds on the basis of an engineering investigation the maximum speed, not less than 
five miles per hour, which can be maintained with safety on any bridge or elevated 
structure, and a public hearing is held as provided in Section 24404 of the Vehicle 
Code, the commissioner shall erect and maintain suitable signs specifying the 
maximum speed so determined. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6881 § 2 (part), 
1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 1 § 2104, 1954.) 

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15.32.050 Narrow street restrictions. Whenever the board finds on the basis 
of an engineering and traffic survey that the prima facie speed limit of 25 miles per 
hour in a business or residence district or in a public park on any street having a 
roadway not exceeding 25 feet in width, other than a state highway, is more than is 
reasonable or safe, and declares a prima facie speed limit of 20 or 15 miles per hour, 
whichever is found most appropriate and is reasonable and safe, as provided in 
Section 22358.3 of the Vehicle Code, the commissioner shall erect and maintain 
appropriate signs specifying the prima facie speed limit so determined. (Ord. 1 1407 
§ 1, 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 1 § 2105, 1954.) 

15.32.060 Steep grade speed restrictions. Whenever the board finds upon 
the basis of an engineering and traffic survey that the prima facie speed limit of 25 
miles per hour is more than is reasonable and safe on any portion of a street having a 
grade in excess of 10 percent, and declares a maximum limit of 20 or 15 miles per 
hour, whichever is found most appropriate and is reasonable and safe, as provided 
in Section 22413 of the Vehicle Code, the commissioner shall erect and maintain 
appropriate signs specifying the maximum speed so determined. (Ord. 11407 § 2, 
1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 1 § 2106, 1954.) 

15.32.070 Snow condition speed restrictions. Whenever the board finds that 
by reason of snow or ice conditions a speed in excess of 25 miles per hour is more 
than is reasonable and safe upon any portion of a highway, the commissioner shall 
post appropriate signs on such portion of the highway indicating a speed limit of 25 
miles per hour as provided in Section 22363 of the Vehicle Code. Such signs may be 
placed and removed as snow or ice conditions vary. When such signs are in place, 
the prima facie speed limit on the portion of the highwav so posted shall be 25 miles 
per hour. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6881 § 2 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 
1 § 2103, 1954.) 



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15.36.010 



Chapter 15.36 
BOULEVARD STOPS" 

Sections: 

1 5.36.0 1 Dangerous intersections — Flashing red signal or stop sign 

required. 

1 5.36.020 Removal of stop sign after traffic-control signal installed. 

1 5.36.030 No stop required — Conditions designated. 

1 5.36.040 Yield right-of-way signs — Installation required when. 

15.36.050 Yield right-of-way signs — Exceptions to driver compliance. 

1 5.36.060 Emergency conditions — Stop sign installation authority. 

15.36.010 Dangerous intersections — Flashing red signal or stop sign 
required. If the board determines that an intersection of two or more highways or of 
a railroad and one or more highways is an intersection at which there is especial 
hazard to life and property by reason of the volume of traffic upon such highways or 
railroad, or both, or at such intersection, or because of lack of visibility to the 
drivers of vehicles approaching such highways or railroad, or intersections, or 
because of the number of reported accidents or the apparent probability thereof, or 
by reason of physical conditions which render such highways or intersections 
exceptionally dangerous or hazardous to life or property, and where the factors 
creating the special hazard are such that, according to the principles and experience 
of traffic engineering, requiring vehicles to stop before entering such intersection is 
reasonably calculated to reduce the expectancy of accidents, and that the use of 
warning signs would be inadequate, the commissioner shall: 

A. At an intersection controlled by an official traffic-control signal, provide 
that when such signal is not in normal operation, it shall indicate a flashing red 
signal at the designated entrances; 

B. At intersections not controlled by official traffic-control signals, erect, or 
cause to be erected, boulevard stop signs complying with the provisions of the 
Vehicle Code at the designated entrance to such intersections. (Ord. 8504 § 1, 1963: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 4 § 4001, 1954.) 

1536.020 Removal of stop sign after traffic-control signal installed. If an 

official traffic-control signal is erected at any intersection at which one or more 
boulevard stop signs have been erected, the commissioner shall remove such stop 
signs before January 1, 1965, or at the time the official traffic-control signal first 
operates, whichever is later. (Ord. 8504 § 2, 1963: Ord. 6544 Ch. 4 § 4001.5, 1954.) 

15.36.030 No stop required — Conditions designated. No stop need be 
made at any such intersection where: 

A. An officer is on duty and directs traffic to proceed; 

B. A stop-and-go signal is in operation and indicates that traffic may 
proceed; 

C. The stop sign has been removed either pursuant to Section 1 5.20. 1 60 or 
otherwise; 

D. The stop sign has been covered as provided in Section 15.20.160; 

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E. The operator turns right into a highway from a separate right-turn lane 
which lane is delineated by buttons, markers or channelization, and no stop sign is 
in place at the intersection of such separate right-turn lane and such highway. (Ord. 
6968 § 1, 1956; Ord. 6544 Ch. 4 § 4002, 1954.) 

15.36.040 Yield right-of-way signs — Installation required when. The com- 
missioner shall erect, or cause to be erected, yield right-of-way signs complying with 
provisions of the Vehicle Code at one or more approaches to an intersection of 
highways which are not through highways, where the board has determined that 
because of lack of visibility, or because of the number of reported accidents or the 
apparent probability thereof, such signs are considered necessary, and where 
according to the principles and experience of traffic engineering the installation of 
stop signs is not justified. (Ord. 6800 § 1 (part), 1955: Ord. 6544 Ch. 4 § 4003, 1954.) 

15.36.050 Yield right-of-way signs — Exceptions to driver compliance. 

Compliance with the yield right-of-way sign shall not be required where: 

A. An officer is on duty and directs traffic to proceed without yielding the 
right-of-way; 

B. The yield right-of-way sign has been removed either pursuant to Section 
15.20.160 or otherwise; 

C. The yield right-of-way sign has been covered as provided in Section 
15.20.160. (Ord. 6800 § 1 (part), 1955: Ord. 6544 Ch. 4 § 4004, 1954.) 

15.36.060 Emergency conditions — Stop sign installation authority. Where 
any emergency conditions described in Section 15.36.010 exist, the commissioner 
may erect or cause to be erected boulevard stop signs complying with the Vehicle 
Code, as provided in Section 15.36.010, and maintain such signs while such 
conditions continue. (Ord. 6968 § 2, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 4 § 4005, 1954.) 



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15.40.010 



Chapter 15.40 
TURNING MOVEMENTS>5 

Sections: 

1 5 .40.0 1 Turning markers or signs — Placement conditions. 

1 5.40.020 Turning restrictions — Near channelization devices. 

1 5.40.030 Turn restrictions — Other intersections. 

1 5.40.040 Turn against stop signal — Restrictions. 

1 5.40.050 Turning around prohibited when. 

15.40.010 Turning markers or signs — Placement conditions. A. Whenever 
the board or commissioner finds and determines that in order to facilitate the 
movement of traffic at any intersection that vehicles should take a different course 
than that specified in Section 22100 of the State Vehicle Code, or that right or left- 
hand turns should be made from more than one lane, or that vehicles in certain 
lanes should be required to turn left or right, the commissioners shall place at such 
an intersection buttons, signs or markers so indicating, pursuant to Section 22101 of 
the State Vehicle Code. 

B. At those intersections where the commissioner has placed buttons, signs 
or markers requiring right or left-hand turns, no driver shall drive a vehicle other 
than as directed and required or permitted by such markers, buttons or signs. (Ord. 
7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 7108 § 1, 1957: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 3 § 2305, 1954.) 

15.40.020 Turn restrictions — Near channelization devices. At locations 
where channelization devices have been placed and the road commissioner finds 
that it is necessary to prohibit left turns or right turns for the purpose of diminishing 
the hazard of collision, he shall place appropriate signs prohibiting such left or right 
turns. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 3 § 2301, 1954.) 

15.40.030 Turn restrictions — Other intersections. At all other locations at 
which the board has determined and found that the elimination of left turns or right 
turns is necessary to reduce traffic congestion or to diminish the hazard of collision, 
the road commissioner shall place appropriate signs prohibiting such left or right 
turns. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 3 § 2302, 1954.) 

15.40.040 Turn against stop signal — Restrictions. When appropriate signs 
have been erected pursuant to Section 21453 of the Vehicle Code, the driver of a 
vehicle which is stopped in obedience to a red or "STOP" signal shall not make a 
right turn against such red or "STOP" signal at any approach to any intersection 
when the board has determined that such turns at such location would interfere 
with the safe and orderly movement of traffic. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 
Ch. 2 Art. 3 § 2303, 1954.) 

15.40.050 Turning around prohibited when. If the board finds that the 
volume of traffic, the width of the highway, and other traffic conditions at any 
intersection are such that the making of a U turn at such intersection would create a 
traffic hazard, the commissioner shall erect and maintain in a conspicuous place or 
places at such intersection an adequate sign or signs stating that such U turns are 
prohibited. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 3 § 2304, 1954.) 

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15.44.010 



Chapter 15.44 
HOUSING AUTHORITY TRAFFIC REGULATIONS" 

Parts: 

1. Definitions 

2. Applicable Regulations 

3. Traffic and Parking Regulations 



Parti 
DEFINITIONS 

Sections: 

1 5.44.0 1 Definitions applicable to chapter. 

15.44.020 Authority. 

15.44.030 Facility. 

15.44.040 Parking area. 

15.44.010 Definitions applicable to chapter. Whenever in this Chapter 1 5.44 
the words or phrases hereinafter in this Part 1 defined are used, they shall have the 
meanings respectively ascribed to them in this Part 1 unless the context indicates to 
the contrary. (Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 1 § 8101, 1954.) 

15.44.020 Authority. "Authority" means the housing authority of the 
county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 1 § 8102, 
1954.) 

15.44.030 Facility. "Facility" means any housing facility owned, leased, 
operated or otherwise subject to the jurisdiction or control of the authority. (Ord. 
11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 1 § 8103, 1954.) 

15.44.040 Parking area. "Parking area" means any area within a facility 
which is set aside for the parking of vehicles. (Ord. 1 1437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 
Ch. 8 Art. 1 § 8104, 1954.) 



Part 2 
APPLICABLE REGULATIONS 

Sections: 

15.44.050 Vehicle Code provisions incorporated by reference. 
15.44.060 Traffic Code provisions applicable. 

15.44.050 Vehicle Code provisions incorporated by reference. All provi- 
sions of the Vehicle Code of this state, including but not limited to the provisions of 

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15.44.050 



Division 11 titled "Rules of the Road," Division 17 titled "Offenses and Prosecu- 
tion," and Division 18 titled "Penalties and Disposition of Fees, Fines and For- 
feitures," of said Code, shall be applicable to and be of full force and effect in all 
facilities and are incorporated in this section by this reference as though fully set 
forth. Should any inconsistency arise between the provisions of this chapter and the 
provisions of said Code, the provisions of said Code shall control. (Ord. 11437 § 1 
(part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 4 § 8501, 1954.) 

15.44.060 Traffic Code provisions applicable. All provisions of this Divi- 
sion 1 of Title 15 shall be applicable to and of full force and effect in all facilities. 
Should any inconsistency arise between the provisions of this chapter and other 
provisions of this Division 1, the provisions of this chapter shall control. (Ord. 
11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 4 § 8502, 1954.) 



Part3 
TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATIONS 

Sections: 

15.44.070 Driver's license required. 

1 5.44.080 Regulation of traffic and parking areas — Board authority. 

1 5.44.090 Regulatory signs and markings — Installation requirements. 

1 5.44. 1 00 Obedience to officers and signs. 

1 5.44. 1 1 Entrance and exit roadways. 

1 5.44. 1 20 Parking and driving restrictions. 

1 5.44. 1 30 Parking areas — Parking permit issuance. 

1 5 .44. 1 40 Parking areas — Placement of vehicles. 

1 5.44. 1 50 Parking areas — Use of restricted areas by unauthorized 

persons prohibited. 

1 5.44. 1 60 Parking areas — Vehicle maintenance and repair restrictions. 

1 5.44. 1 70 Removal of parked and abandoned vehicles. 

1 5.44. 1 80 Speed limits — Reckless driving prohibited. 

15.44.070 Driver's license required. No person shall drive a vehicle within 
any facility unless he holds a valid driver's license issued under the provisions of 
the Vehicle Code of this state, except such persons as are expressly exempted by said 
Code. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, violation of this section is 
a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding $500.00, or by imprisonment in 
the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and 
imprisonment. (Ord. 83-0081 § 5, 1983: Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 
Art. 3 § 8301, 1954.) 

15.44.080 Regulation of traffic and parking areas — Board authority. 

Whenever the board determines that the orderly, safe or efficient movement of 
traffic so requires, or will be expedited thereby, it may regulate vehicular traffic 
within a facility by designating or assigning: 

A. Roadways as entrances to or exits from a facility; 

B. The direction and manner in which vehicles shall proceed upon road- 
ways located within a facility; 

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15.44.080 



C. Parking areas within a facility set aside for the parking of vehicles, and 
any restrictions upon the duration and periods of time during which vehicles may 
be parked therein; 

D. Parking areas or portions of parking areas assigned for the exclusive use 
of the occupants of a facility or for the exclusive use of occupants of a portion of a 
facility; 

E. Parking areas or portions of parking areas within a facility in which 
vehicle maintenance, repair or similar operations may or may not be performed. 
(Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 2 § 8201, 1954.) 

15.44.090 Regulatory signs and markings — Installation requirements. The 

commissioner shall erect signs, make markings and erect or place devices, or cause 
such signs, markings and devices to be erected, made or placed, giving notice of the 
provisions of this chapter, including but not limited to the designations made 
pursuant to this Part 3. Said signs, markings and devices shall conform to the 
provisions of the Vehicle Code of this state and Chapter 15.20 of this code. The 
provisions of this chapter shall not be effective until appropriate signs giving notice 
thereof are posted in accordance with the Vehicle Code of this state and this 
Division 1 of Title 15. (Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 2 § 8202, 
1954.) 

15.44.100 Obedience to officers and signs. A. No person shall wilfully fail or 
refuse to comply with any lawful order, direction or signal of any person having 
legal authority to enforce this Chapter 15.44. 

B. No person shall fail or refuse to obey or comply with any sign, marking 

or device erected, made or placed to indicate and carry out the provisions of this 

chapter. (Ord. 1 1437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8308, 1954.) 
\^ 

15.44.110 Entrance and exit roadways. Persons entering a facility by vehicle 
shall enter by means of those roadways which are designated as entrances to the 
facility and shall leave by way of those roadways which are designated as exits from 
the facility. (Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8303, 1954.) 

15.44.120 Piarking and driving restrictions. A. No person shall drive any 
vehicle within any facility except on roadways and parking areas provided therefor. 

B. No person shall park or allow a vehicle to stand within any facility 
except in a parking area designated therefor. (Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 
Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8304, 1954.) 

15.44.130 Parking areas — Parking permit issuance. Whenever the board 
determines that it is necessary to give effect to an assignment of parking areas made 
pursuant to subsection D of Section 15.44.080, or necessary to the uniform and 
efficient enforcement of the provisions of Section 15.44.150 of this chapter or 
Section 15.64.390, the board may specify insignia, permits or passes to be issued to 
occupants of a facility or occupants of a portion of a facility as evidence of such 
occupants' entitlement to park vehicles within an assigned parking area. Any such 
insignia, permit or pass, if so authorized, shall be issued by the authority. (Ord. 1 
1437 § I (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 2 § 8203, 1954.) 

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15.44.140 Parking areas — Placement of vehicles. No person shall park, or 
cause to be parked, any vehicle within any facility except between lines indicating 
where vehicles shall be parked, and no person shall so park any vehicle so as to use 
or occupy more than one such marked parking space. (Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8305, 1954.) 

15.44.150 Parking areas — Use of restricted areas by unauthorized persons 
prohibited. Whenever any parking area or portion of a parking area is assigned for 
the exclusive use of the occupants of a facility or the occupants of a portion of a 
facility and at, in or near such parking area or portion of a parking area there is a 
legible sign stating either that such parking area or portion of a parking area is 
exclusively assigned or that parking is prohibited, or both, a person, other than an 
occupant of the facility or an occupant of the portion of the facility to which such 
parking area or portion of a parking area is assigned, shall not park any vehicle in 
such parking area or portion of a parking area. (Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8306, 1954.) 

15.44.160 Parking areas — Vehicle maintenance and repair restrictions. No 

person shall perform any maintenance, repair or similar operation on any vehicle 
in a parking area unless the vehicle is parked in a parking area specifically desig- 
nated for such operations. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the 
operator of any vehicle which is disabled while located within a facility, to the 
extent it is impossible to avoid stopping, from making or causing to be made the 
repairs necessary to enable such vehicle to be moved from the facility or to a 
parking area within the facility designated for vehicle maintenance and repair. 
(Ord. 11437 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8307, 1954.) 

15.44.170 Removal of parked and abandoned vehicles. Any vehicle parked, 
standing or abandoned within any facility in violation of any provision of this 
chapter may be removed, or caused to be removed, therefrom. Such removal shall 
be accomplished in accordance with, subject to and by the persons authorized in the 
provisions of Chapter 10 of Division 1 1 of the Vehicle Code of this state. (Ord. 1 1437 
§ 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8309, 1954.) 

15.44.180 Speed limits — Reckless driving prohibited. A. No person shall 
drive a vehicle within a facility at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent, 
having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and on the surface and 
width of the roadway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of 
persons or property. 

B. No person shall drive any vehicle within a facility in wilful or wanton 
disregard of the safety of persons or property. 

C. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, violation of this 
section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding $500.00, or by 
imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 83-0081 § 6, 1983: Ord. 11437 § 1 (part) 1976: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 8 Art. 3 § 8302 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.48 
WEIGHT limits'^ 

Sections: 

15.48.005 Residence district streets — Sign placement conditions. 

15.48.010 Unimproved roads — Sign placement conditions. 

1 5.48.020 Bridges — Sign placement conditions. 

15.48.030 Exceptions to restrictions. 

15.48.050 Violation and penalty. 

15.48.060 Vehicles exceeding 14,000 pounds — Operation on certain highways 

prohibited — Alternate routes. 

15.48.065 AUston Street (Montebello District). 

1 5 .48.067 Alpem Drive (Hacienda Heights District). 

15.48.070 Aneta Street (Culver City District). 

1 5.48.073 Avenue Stanford (Castaic District). 

15.48.075 Batson Avenue (Puente District). 

1 5.48.080 Beatrice Street (Culver City District). 

1 5 .48.08 1 Beaty Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). 

15.48.083 Broadway (Whittier District). 

1 5.48.084 Broadway (Whittier District). 

15.48.085 Reserved. 

15.48.089 Colima Road (Whittier District). 

1 5.48. 1 03 Falstone Avenue (Hacienda Heights District). 

15.48.104 Fidel Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). 
1 5 .48. 1 1 3 Hadley Street (Whittier District). 
15.48.115 Hammack Street (Culver City District). 

1 5.48. 120 Harvard Boulevard (Athens District). 

15.48.122 Haskins Avenue (Compton District). 

15.48. 123 Harcourt Street (Long Beach District). 
1 5.48. 125 Juniette Street (Culver City District). 
15.48.130 Karena Avenue (Castaic District). 
15.48.135 Reserved. 

15.48.138 Laurel Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). 

15.48.140 Lime Street (Compton District). 

1 5.48. 148 Louis Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). 

1 5 .48. 1 50 Lucile Street (Culver City District). 

15.48.155 McKinley Avenue (Compton District). 

1 5.48. 1 60 Meyler Street (Carson District). 

15.48.162 Mines Boulevard (Whittier District). 

15.48.163 Reserved. 

15.48.169 Ocean Gate Avenue (Hawthorne District). 

1 5.48. 1 70 Old Ridge Route (Castaic District). 

15.48.171 Reserved. 

15.48.172 Reserved. 



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15.48.173 Reserved. 

15.48.174 Reserved. 

15.48.175 Reserved. 

15.48.176 Reserved. 

15.48.177 127th Street (Athens District). 

15.48.178 Reserved. 

15.48.179 Reserved. 

15.48.180 Reserved. 
15.48.185 Reserved. 
15.48.190 Reserved. 
15.48.195 Reserved. 

1 5 .48.200 142nd Street (Hawthorne District). 

15.48.202 154th Street (Compton District). 

15.48.203 Reserved. 

1 5.48.204 Painter Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). 

15.48.205 Palm Avenue (Hacienda Heights District). 

1 5.48.206 Parker Road (Castaic District). 

1 5.48.207 Placerita Canyon Road (Newhall District). 

1 5.48.2 1 1 Rainier Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). 

15.48.212 Roseglen Street (El Monte District). 

15.48.2 14 Sadler Avenue (East Los Angeles District). 

1 5 .48.2 1 5 Sal Street (Whittier District). 

15.48.2 16 Seventh Avenue (Hacienda Heights District). 

15.48.217 Shadybend Drive (Hacienda Heights District). 
15.48.220 Shoup Avenue (Hawthorne District). 

1 5 .48.225 Soledad Canyon Road (Canyon County District). 

15.48.227 Sorensen Avenue (Whittier District). 

1 5 .48.230 Stanford Avenue (Compton District). 

15.48.23 1 Splendora Drive (Santa Fe Springs District). 

15.48.232 Reserved. 

15.48.235 225th Street (Carson District). 

1 5.48.240 The Old Road (Castaic District). 

15.48.247 Via Carmelitos (Long Beach District). 

15.48.250 Via Clemente (East Los Angeles District). 

15.48.253 Via Colinita (Palos Verdes District). 

1 5.48.255 Via Del Coronado (East Los Angeles District). 

15.48.260 Via Del Oro (East Los Angeles District). 

1 5.48.263 Via Wanda (Long Beach District). 

15.48.265 Waddell Street (Whittier District). 

15.48.005 Residence district streets — Sign placement conditions. 

Whenever the board finds that a street is in a residence district as defined in Section 
515 of the California Vehicle Code, and finds that the nature of the residence district 

is such that it is desirable to prohibit the use of the street by commercial vehicles 

and/or vehicles exceeding a specified maximum gross weight limit, the 

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commissioner is authorized to erect appropriate signs at the entrances thereto from 
streets without the same vehicle prohibitions. (Ord. 88-0132 § 1, 1988.) 

15.48.010 Unimproved roads — Sign placement conditions. Whenever the 
board finds that a highway is unimproved as the word "unimproved" is used in 
Section 35706 of the CaHfornia Vehicle Code, and finds that the nature of the 
pavement or surface is such that it may be damaged if vehicles over a specified gross 
weight are permitted to operate thereon, the commissioner is authorized to erect 
appropriate signs at the entrances thereto from streets without the same vehicle 
prohibitions. (Ord. 88-0132 § 2, 1988: Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 5 
§ 5001, 1954.) 

15.48.020 Bridges — Sign placement conditions. Whenever the board finds 
that the structure of a bridge on a highway on which no weight limit has been 
imposed is such that it is unsafe for vehicles over a certain weight to use such bridge, 
and whenever the board finds that the structure of a bridge on a highway on which a 
weight limit has been imposed is such that the use of vehicles over a certain weight 
which is less than the weight limit on such highway would be unsafe, the 
commissioner shall erect appropriate weight-limit signs at both entrances to such 
bridge as provided in this Division 1. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 5 § 5002, 1954.) 

15.48.030 Exceptions to restrictions. The weight and vehicle restrictions 
provided for in this chapter shall not apply to the following: 

1 . Emergency vehicles; 

2. Vehicles owned by or under contract to a public utility, public enfity or a 
licensed contractor while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair 
of a public utility or public improvement; 

3. Vehicles subject to the provisions of Secfions 1031 — 1036 of the Public 
Utilities Code of the state of California which vehicle has received a certificate from 
the Public Utilities Commission of the state declaring that the public necessity and 
convenience require the operation of such vehicle provided that the certificate 
specifically authorizes that vehicle to be operated in the subject area for the purpose 
authorized in the certificate; 

4. Commercial vehicles coming from an unrestricted street having ingress or 
egress by direct route to and from such restricted streets when necessary for the 
purpose of making pick-ups or deliveries of goods, wares, or merchandise from or to 
any building or structure located on such restricted streets, or for the purpose of 
delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, 
remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted street; 
and 

5. Passenger vehicles operated, engaged and used for the sole and exclusive 
purpose of picking up or discharging a passenger or passengers at any origin or 
destination of such passenger or passengers on any such street. (Ord. 88-0132 § 4, 
1988.) 



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15.48.050 Violation and penalty. A. It is unlawful, when authorized signs 
are in place, to drive, operate or cause or permit to be driven or operated on any 
highway or bridge subject to the restrictions set forth in this chapter any vehicle in 
violation of the restriction(s) stated on such signs. 

B. A violation of any of the restrictions set forth in this chapter is a 
misdemeanor and not an infraction except in cases of weight violations where the 
amount of excess weight is less than 4,501 pounds in which case the violation is an 
infraction. (Ord. 88-0132 §6, 1988: Ord. 83-0081 §7, 1983: Ord. 8985 § 1, 1965: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 5 § 5055, 1954.) 

15.48.060 Vehicles exceeding 14,000 pounds — Operation on certain 
highways prohibited — Alternate routes. It is unlawful to drive, operate or cause or 
permit to be driven or operated any commercial vehicle exceeding a gross weight of 
14,000 pounds on any of the highways enumerated in Sections 15.48.065 through 
and including 15.48.299 (Sections 15.48.266 through 15.48.299 reserved). (Ord. 88- 
0132 § 7, 1988: Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 1, 1982: Ord. 11784 
§ 1, 1978; Ord. 11645, 1978; Ord. 11474 § 1, 1977; Ord. 11452, 1977; Ord. 11440, 
1976; Ord. 11434, 1976; Ord. 11089, 1975; .grd. 11045 § 3, 1974; Ord. 10762 § 1, 
1973; Ord. 10695 § 1, 1973; Ord. 10169 § 1,' 1971: Ord. 10038 §§ 1, 2, 1970; Ord. 
9976 §§ 1, 2, 1970; Ord. 9936 § 1, 1970: Ord. 9690 § 1, 1968: Ord. 9487 §§ 1, 2, 
1968; Ord. 9049 § 2, 1966: Ord. 8985 § 2, 1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 5 § 5006 1954.) 

15.48.065 Allston Street (Montebello District). On AUston Street between 
Simmons Avenue and Concourse Avenue. These vehicles may use Olympic 
Boulevard or Whittier Boulevard as alternate routes. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: 
Ord. 82-0013 § 2, 1982.) 

15.48.067 Alpern Drive (Hacienda Heights District). On Alpem Drive 
between Ninth Avenue and Palm Avenue. These vehicles may use the Pomona 
Freeway as an alternate route. (Ord. 85-0105 § 1, 1985.) 

15.48.070 Aneta Street (Culver City District). On Aneta Street between 
Centinela Avenue and Grosvenor Boulevard. These vehicles may use Jefferson 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 3, 
1982.) 

15.48.073 Avenue Stanford (Castaic District). On northbound Avenue 
Stanford from Technology Drive to Highway 126. These vehicles may use the 
Golden State Freeway as an alternate route. (Ord. 87-0 109U § 1, 1987.) 

15.48.075 Batson Avenue (Puente District). Batson Avenue between Fifth 
Avenue and Aguiro Street. These vehicles may use Fullerton Road as an alternate 
route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 4, 1982.) 



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15.48.080 Beatrice Street (Culver City District). On Beatrice Street 
between Centinela Avenue and Grosvenor Boulevard. These vehicles may use 
Jefferson Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82- 
0013 §5, 1982.) 

15.48.081 Beaty Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). On Beaty Avenue 
between Shoemaker Avenue and Carmenita Road. These vehicles may use Imperial 
Highway as an alternate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 1, 1984.) 

15.48.083 Broadway (Whittier District). On Broadway between Mills 
Avenue and Colima Road. These vehicles may use Mulberry Drive as an alternate 
route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 2, 1984.) 

15.48.084 Broadway (Whittier District). On Broadway between Whittier 
Boulevard and Washington Boulevard. These vehicles may use Washington 
Boulevard, Norwalk Boulevard, and Whittier Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 
88-0147 § 1, 1988.) 

15.48.085 Cold Spring Lane (Diamond Bar District). Reserved. 

15.48.089 Colima Road (Whittier District). On Colima Road between La 
Mirada Boulevard and Telegraph Road. These vehicles may use La Mirada 
Boulevard and Leffmgwell Road as an alternate route. (Ord. 88-0147 § 2, 1988.) 

15.48.103 Falstone Avenue (Hacienda Heights District). On Falstone 
Avenue between Gale Avenue and Shadybend Drive. These vehicles may use 
Hacienda Boulevard as an ahemate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 3, 1984.) 

15.48.104 Fidel Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). On Fidel Avenue 
between Meyer Road and Imperial Highway. These vehicles may use Shoemaker 
Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 4, 1984.) 

15.48.113 Hadley Street (Whittier District). On Hadley Street between 
Whittier Boulevard and Broadway. These vehicles may use Washington Boulevard, 
Norwalk Boulevard, and Whittier Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 88-0147 § 3, 
1988.) 

15.48.115 Hammack Street (Culver City District). On Hammack Street 
between Centinela Avenue and Grosvenor Boulevard. These vehicles may use 
Jefferson Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82- 
0013 § 12, 1982.) 

15.48.120 Harvard Boulevard (Athens District). On Harvard Boulevard 
between 127th Street and El Segundo Boulevard. These vehicles may use Western 



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Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 13, 
1982.) 

15.48.122 Haskins Avenue (Compton District). On Haskins Avenue 
between 154th Street and Alondra Boulevard. These vehicles may use Avalon 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 87-0155 § 2, 1987.) 

15.48.123 Harcourt Street (Long Beach District). On Harcourt Street 
between Susana Road and the city limits of the city of Long Beach west of Long 
Beach Boulevard. These vehicles may use Victoria Street as an alternate route. (Ord. 
83-0081 §8 (part), 1983.) 

15.48.125 Juniette Street (Culver City District). On Juniette Street between 
Centinela Avenue and Grosvenor Boulevard. These vehicles may use Jefferson 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 14, 
1982.) 

15.48.130 Karena Avenue (Castaic District). On Karena Avenue between 
Parker Road and its terminus northerly thereof. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 
82-0013 § 15, 1982.) 

15.48.135 Kella Avenue (Whittier District). Reserved. 

15.48.138 Laurel Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). On Laurel Avenue 
between Lakeland Road and Splendora Drive. These vehicles may use Shoemaker 
Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 5, 1984.) 

15.48.140 Lime Street (Compton District). On Lime Street between 
Compton Boulevard and the boundary of the city of Compton south of Linsley Street. 
These vehicles may use Atlantic Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 
(part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 17, 1982.) 

15.48.148 Louis Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). On Louis Avenue 
between Meyer Road and Leffmgwell Road. These vehicles may use Carmenita 
Road as an alternate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 6, 1984). 

15.48.150 Lucile Street (Culver City District). On Lucile Street between 
Centinela Avenue and Grosvenor Boulevard. These vehicles may use Jefferson 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 19, 
1982.) 

15.48.155 McKinley Avenue (Compton District). On McKinley Avenue 
between El Segundo Boulevard and 135th Street. These vehicles may use Avalon 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 20, 
1982.) 



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15.48.160 Meyler Street (Carson District). On Meyler Street between 223rd 
Street and 228th Street. These vehicles may use Vermont Avenue as an alternate 
route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8(part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 21, 1982.) 

15.48.162 Mines Boulevard (Whittier District). On Mines Boulevard from 
Norwalk Boulevard to Sorensen Avenue. These vehicles may use Washington 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 87-0049 § 1, 1987.) 

15.48.163 Mona Boulevard (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.169 Ocean Gate Avenue (Hawthorne District). On Ocean Gate 
Avenue between Rosecrans Avenue and 142nd Street. These vehicles may use 
Inglewood Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 86-0031 § 4, 1986: Ord. 83-0081 § 8 
(part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 23, 1982.) 

15.48.170 Old Ridge Route (Castaic District). On Old Ridge Route between 
Laice Hughes Road and Castiac Road. These vehicles may use Castaic Road as an 
alternate route. (Ord. 86-0031 § 5, 1986.) 

15.48.171 117th Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.172 118th Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.173 119th Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.174 120th Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.175 124th Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.176 126th Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.177 127th Street (Athens District). On 127th Street between Western 
Avenue and Normandie Avenue. These vehicles may use El Segundo Boulevard as 
an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0155 § 6, 1982: Ord. 82- 
0013 §24, 1982.) 

15.48.178 130th Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.179 133rd Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.180 136th Street (Compton District). Reserved. 
15.48.185 137th Street (Compton District). Reserved. 



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15.48.190 138th Street (Compton District). Reserved. 

15.48.195 139th Street (Compton District). Reserved. 

15.48.200 142nd Street (Hawthorne District), On 142nd Street between 
Inglewood Avenue and Ocean Gate Avenue. These vehicles may use Rosecrans 
Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 §8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 §29, 
1982.) 

15.48.202 154th Street (Compton District). On 154th Street between 
Avalon Boulevard and Stanford Avenue. These vehicles may use Alondra Boulevard 
as an alternate route. (Ord. 87-0155 § 3, 1987.) 

15.48.203 Oris Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.204 Painter Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District), On Painter Avenue 
between Meyer Road and Splendora Drive. These vehicles may use Shoemaker 
Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 7, 1984.) 

15.48.205 Palm Avenue (Hacienda Heights District). On Palm Avenue 
between Alpem Drive and Beech Hill Avenue. These vehicles may use the Pomona 
Freeway as an alternate route. (Ord. 86-0031 § 6, 1986; Ord. 85-0105 § 2, 1985.) 

15.48.206 Parker Road (Castaic District). On Parker Road between The Old 
Road and Cherry Drive. (Ord. 86-0031 §7, 1986; Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983; 
Ord. 82-0013 §30, 1982.) 

15.48.207 Placerita Canyon Road (Newhall District). On Placerita Canyon 
Road from 12th Street to 1,600 feet west of Sierra Highway. These vehicles may use 
San Fernando Road as an alternate route. (Ord. 87-0155 § 1, 1987; Ord. 86-0107 § 1, 
1986.) 

15.48.211 Rainier Avenue (Santa Fe Springs District). On Rainier Avenue 
between Shoemaker Avenue and Fidel Avenue. These vehicles may use Meyer Road 
as an alternate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 8, 1984.) 

15.48.212 Roseglen Street (El Monte District). On Roseglen Street between 
Lower Azusa Road and the westerly boundary of El Monte. These vehicles may use 
Lower Azusa Road as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983.) 

15.48.214 Sadler Avenue (East Los Angeles District). On Sadler Avenue 
between Whittier Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard. These vehicles may use 
Atlantic Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 87-0155 § 4, 1987.) 



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15.48.215 Sal Street (Whittier District). On Sal Street between Slauson 
Avenue and Shadyside Avenue. These vehicles may use Slauson Avenue as an 
alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 32, 1982.) 

15.48.216 Seventh Avenue (Hacienda Heights District). On Seventh 
Avenue between the Pomona Freeway eastbound on-ramp and Orange Grove 
Avenue. These vehicles may use the Pomona Freeway as an ahernate route. (Ord. 85- 
0105 §3, 1985). 

15.48.217 Shadybend Drive (Hacienda Heights District). On Shadybend 
Drive between Hacienda Boulevard and Falstone Avenue. These vehicles may use 
Gale Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 86-0031 § 8, 1986; Ord. 84-0010 § 9, 1984.) 

15.48.220 Shoup Avenue (Hawthorne District). On Shoup Avenue between 
Rosecrans Avenue and 142nd Street. These vehicles may use Inglewood Avenue as 
an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 33, 1982.) 

15.48.225 Soledad Canyon Road (Canyon County District). On Soledad 
Canyon Road between Sierra Highway and Shadow Pines Boulevard. These vehicles 
may use the Antelope Valley Freeway, Via Princessa and Sierra Highway as an 
alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 34, 1982.) 

15.48.227 Sorensen Avenue (Whittier District). On Sorensen Avenue from 
Mines Boulevard to Washington Boulevard. These vehicles may use Washington 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 87-0049 § 2, 1987.) 

15.48.230 Stanford Avenue (Compton District). Reserved. 

15.48.231 Splendora Drive (Santa Fe Springs District). On Splendora 
Drive between Painter Avenue and Laurel Avenue. These vehicles may use Imperial 
Highway as an alternate route. (Ord. 84-0010 § 10, 1984.) 

15.48.232 Stockwell Street (Willowbrook District). Reserved. 

15.48.235 225th Street (Carson District). On 225th Street between Meyler 
Street and its terminus easterly thereof. These vehicles may use Vermont Avenue as 
an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 36, 1982.) 

15.48.240 The Old Road (Castaic District). Northbound vehicles on The 
Old Road between Rye Canyon Road and Henry Mayo Drive. These vehicles may 
use the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 1-5) as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 
(part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 37, 1982.) 

15.48.247 Via Carmelitos (Long Beach District). On Via Carmelitos 
between Via Wanda and the boundary of the city of Long Beach south of 52nd 



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Street. These vehicles may use Del Amo Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83- 
0081 §8 (part), 1983.) 

15.48.250 Via Clemente (East Los Angeles District). On Via Clemente 
between Whittier Boulevard and Repetto Avenue. These vehicles may use Garfield 
Avenue as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 §8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 §39, 
1982.) 

15.48.253 Via Colinita (Palos Verdes District). On Via Colinita between 
Miraleste Drive and Enrose Avenue. These vehicles may use Western Avenue — 9th 
Street— Miraleste Drive as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983.) 



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15.48.255 Via Del Coronado (East Los Angeles District). On Via Del Coro- 
nado between Via Del Oro and Via Clemente. These vehicles may use Whittier 
Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 40, 
1982.) 

15.48.260 Via Del Oro (East Los Angeles District). On Via Del Oro 

between Whittier Boulevard and Repetto Avenue. These vehicles may use Garfield 
Avenue as an alternative route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 41, 
1982.) 

15.48.263 Via Wanda (Long Beach District). On Via Wanda between 
Orange Avenue and the boundary of the city of Long Beach North of 52nd Street. 
These vehicles may use Del Amo Boulevard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 
(part), 1983.) 

15.48.265 Waddell Street (Whittier District). On Waddell Street between 
Pioneer Boulevard and Shadyside Avenue. These vehicles may use Pioneer Boule- 
vard as an alternate route. (Ord. 83-0081 § 8 (part), 1983: Ord. 82-0013 § 42, 1982.) 



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15.50.010 



Chapter 15.50 
INTERSTATE TRUCK TERMINAL ACCESS ROUTES 

Sections: 

15.50.010 Definitions. 

15.50.020 Purpose. 

1 5.50.030 Application for tenninal interstate truck access. 

1 5.50.040 Fees and costs. 

15.50.050 Penalty provisions. 

15.50.060 Retrofitting routes. 

15.50.070 Revocation of route. 

15.50.080 Appeal of revocation. 

15.50.010 Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words 
and phrases shall have the meanings set forth, and if any word or phrase used in this 
chapter is not defined in this section, it shall have the meanings set forth in the 
Calfomia Vehicle Code; provided, that if any such word or phrase is not defined in 
the California Vehicle Code, it shall have the meaning attributed to it in ordinary 
usage. When not consistent with the context, words used in the present tense 
include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number and 
words in the singular number include the plural number The word "shall" is always 
mandatory and not merely discretionary. 

A. "Board of supervisors" means the board of supervisors of Los Angeles 
County. 

B. "Caltrans" means the State Department of Transportation or its suc- 
cessor agency. 

C. "County" means the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles. 

D. "Department of public works" or "department" means the department 
of public works of the county of Los Angeles. 

E. "Director of public works" or "director" means the director of public 
works of the county of Los Angeles or his authorized representative. 

F. "Interstate truck" means a truck tractor semitrailer, or truck tractor 
semitrailer-trailer with unlimited length as regulated by the vehicle code. 

G. "Retrofit" means a change in design and construction of existing roads 
and intersections to allow the safe operation of interstate trucks and other vehicles. 

H. "Terminal" means any facility at which freight is consolidated to be 
shipped or where full load consignments may be loaded and off-loaded or at which 
the vehicles are regularly maintained, stored or manufactured. 

I. "Terminal sign" means a sign which has a legend format in accordance 
with department of public works' specifications installed in public right-of-way in 
front of each approved terminal. 

J. "Trailblazer sign" means a sign which has a legend format in conform- 
ance with Caltrans' specifications installed along approved terminal access routes. 
(Ord. 85-0036 § 2, 1985.) 

15.50.020 Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish procedures 
for terminal designation and truck route designation to terminals for interstate 
trucks operating on a federally designated highway system and to promote the 
general health, safety and welfare of the pubhc. (Ord. 85-0036 § 3, 1985.) 

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15.50.030 Application for terminal interstate truck access. A. Any inter- 
ested person requiring interstate truck terminal access from the federally desig- 
nated highway system, whereby interstate trucks will utilize any unincorporated 
county streets in traveling to, or from, such terminal, shall submit an application, 
on a form as provided by the county, together with such information as may be 
required by the director of public works and appropriate fees to the department of 
public works. 

B. Upon receipt of the application, the director will cause an investigation 
to be made to ascertain whether or not the proposed terminal facility meets the 
requirements for an interstate truck terminal. Upon the approval of that designa- 
tion, the director will then determine the capability of the route requested and 
alternate routes, whether requested or not. Determination of route capability will 
include, without limitation, a review of adequate turning radii and lane widths of 
ramps, intersections and highways; and general traffic conditions such as sight 
distance, speed and traffic volumes. No access off a federally designated highway 
system will be approved without the approval of Caltrans. 

C. Should the requested route pass through an unincorporated area of the 
county to a terminal located in another jurisdiction, the applicant, in addition to 
complying with subsection A of this section, shall comply with that jurisdiction's 
application process. Coordination of the approval of the route through the unincor- 
porated county area will be the responsibility of the entity which controls the 
terminal's land use. 

D. No interstate truck may leave a designated terminal access route in the 
unincorporated area of the county except at an entrance to an authorized terminal. 
(Ord. 85-0036 § 4, 1985.) 

15.50.040 Fees and costs. A. The applicant shall pay to the department a 
nonrefundable application fee of $250.00 per proposed terminal and/or its pro- 
posed access route(s). 

B. Upon the approval of the terminal designation and route by the county 
and by Caltrans, the applicant shall deposit with the department sufficient funds as 
estimated by the director to pay for the purchase and installation of terminal 
trailblazer and terminal designation signs. Trailblazer signs will be required at every 
decision point in the unincorporated county area on a route to the terminal, and 
terminal designation signs will be required at each approved terminal. Upon 
completion of the installation of the signs, the actual cost shall be computed and 
any difference between the actual and estimated cost shall be billed and refunded to 
the applicant, whichever the case may be. No terminal or route may be used until 
such signs as may be required are in place. (Ord. 85-0036 § 5, 1985.) 

15.50.050 Penalty provisions. A violation of this chapter shall constitute an 
infraction which shall be punishable by a fine of $100.00 for a first violation; 
$200.00 for a second violation within one year; and $500.00 for each additional 
violation within one year. (Ord. 85-0036 § 6, 1985.) 

15.50.060 Retrofitting routes. A. If all feasible routes to a requested terminal 
are found unsatisfactory by the director, the applicant may request retrofitting the 
deficiencies. All costs of engineering, construction and inspection will be the 
responsibility of the applicant. Except when the retrofitting of deficiencies is within 
the jurisdiction of Caltrans, the actual construction will be done by the department 
or by a contractor acceptable to it. 

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B. When the work is to be done by the department, the applicant shall 
deposit with the department the estimated cost of retrofitting. Adjustments 
between the estimated and actual cost shall be made after completion of the work 
and any difference between the actual and the estimated cost shall be billed to or 
refunded to the applicant, as the case may be. When the work is done by the 
applicant, it shall be done pursuant to Division 1 of Title 16 of this code, known as 
the "Highway Permit Ordinance." Section 16.10.070 of this code shall not be 
applicable to work done under this section. The applicant, within 60 days after the 
completion of work, may file with the director a statement detailing the actual costs 
of the retrofitting. 

C. If at any time within three years from the date of completion of the 
retrofitting, should any subsequent applicant(s) seek terminal approval which 
would use the route upon which such retrofitting was accomplished, any such 
subsequent applicant(s) seek terminal approval which would use the route upon 
which such retrofitting was accomplished, any such subsequent applicant(s) in 
addition to the application fee may be required to pay a proportionate share of the 
retrofitting, as determined by the director, which shall be disbursed by the county to 
the applicant who paid for the retrofitting as well as to any applicant who contrib- 
uted to the cost of retrofitting under this subsection. Nothing herein shall require 
the payment of a proportionate fee if the applicant doing the work failed to file the 
statement with the director as indicated in subsection B of this section. (Ord. 85- 
0036 § 7, 1985.) 

15.50.070 Revocation of route. The director may revoke any approved 
terminal or route if the terminal or route becomes a safety hazard for vehicular 
traffic. A "safety hazard" includes the inability of interstate trucks to negotiate the 
route, or the vehicles causing unsafe driving conditions for other vehicular traffic or 
pedestrians. (Ord. 85-0036 § 8, 1985.) 

15.50.080 Appeal of revocation. A. If the director denies terminal designa- 
tion, route feasibility or revokes a previously approved terminal or route, the 
applicant, within 1 5 working days following the date of receipt of the decision of the 
director, may appeal the decision to the board of supervisors in writing. An appeal 
shall be made on a form prescribed by, and shall be filed with, the director. The 
appeal shall state specifically wherein there was an error or abuse of discretion by 
the director or wherein its decision is not supported by the evidence in the record. 
Within 15 working days of the filing of an appeal, the director shall transmit to the 
board of supervisors the terminal application, the sketches of the revoked route and 
all other data filed therewith, the report including the findings of the director and 
the decision on the application. 

B. 1. The director shall make copies of the data and report available to 
the appellant for inspection and may give notice to any other interested party who 
requested notice of the time when the appeal will be considered by the board of 
supervisors. 

2. If Caltrans and not the director denies or revokes terminal access 
from federally designated highways, no appeal may be made to the board of 
supervisors, but must be made to Caltrans as may be permitted by Caltrans. 

C. Upon receipt of the appeal, the board of supervisors may take any of the 
following actions: 

I. Approve the decision; 

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2. Refer the matter back to the director with or without instructions; 

3. Set the matter for public hearings before itself. Such public hear- 
ings shall be held de novo as if no hearings previously had been held. (Ord. 85-0036 
§ 9, 1985.) 



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Chapter 15.52 
CROSSWALKS AND BICYCLE LANES^^ 

Sections: 

15.52.010 Crosswalks — Between intersections. 

1 5.52,020 Crosswalks — At intersections. 

1 5.52.030 Pedestrians and bicyclists — Roadway crossing restrictions. 

1 5.52.040 Bicycle lanes — Placement — Use by motor vehicles 

prohibited. 

1 5.52.050 Bicycle lanes — Pedestrian use restrictions. 

1 5,52.060 Bicycle lanes — Placement of signs prohibiting pedestrians, 

1 5.52.070 Bicycle lanes — Pedestrians prohibited when. 

15.52.010 Crosswalks — Between intersections. The commissioner shall 
mark crosswalks at those locations at which the board has determined and found 
that conditions of vehicular and pedestrian traffic are such that a traffic hazard 
exists without such a crosswalk, and that such crosswalk will eliminate or reduce 
such hazard. (Ord, 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 2 § 2202, 1954.) 

15.52.020 Crosswalks — At intersections. The commissioner may mark a 
portion of a roadway at intersections or in conjunction with channelizing islands, 
adjacent to intersections, if he finds that such markings will reduce traffic hazards. 
(Ord. 7225 § 3 (part), 1957: Ord. 6544 Ch, 2 Art. 2 § 2203, 1954.) 

15.52.030 Pedestrians and bicyclists — Roadway crossing restrictions. The 

commissioner may place signs where it has been determined that conditions of 
vehicular and pedestrian or bicycle traffic are such that a traffic hazard would exist 
if pedestrians or bicyclists were permitted to cross the roadway at these locations 
directing that pedestrians and bicyclists shall not cross at a location so indicated. 
(Ord. 10840§ 1, 1974: Ord, 9113 § 1, 1966: Ord. 6881 §2 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 
Art. 2 § 2204, 1954.) 

15.52.040 Bicycle lanes — Placement — Use by motor vehicles prohibited. 

A. If the commissioner finds that the width of a county highway, and the amount of 
traffic thereon, is such that a separate lane could be provided to accomodate bicycle 
traffic, he may place appropriate markings and may erect and maintain appropriate 
signs indicating the bicycle lane. 

B. A person shall not operate a motor vehicle in the bicycle lane except to 
cross at a permanent or temporary driveway, or for the purpose of parking a vehicle 
where parking is permitted or where the vehicle is disabled. (Ord. 10840 § 2, 1974: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1401.5, 1954.) 

15.52.050 Bicycle lanes — Pedestrian use restrictions. Where signs or 
markings do not prohibit pedestrians upon a bicycle lane, no pedestrian shall walk 
upon a bicycle lane, except to cross, otherwise than close to the edge of the bicycle 
lane farthest from vehicular traffic. (Ord. 10985 § 3, 1974: Ord. 6544 Ch, I Art. 4 § 
1401,53, 1954,) 

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15.52.060 Bicycle lanes — Placement of signs prohibiting pedestrians. 

Where sidewalk or other suitable area is available for pedestrian use, the commis- 
sioner may place and maintain appropriate signs and/or pavement markings 
prohibiting pedestrians from walking upon bicycle lanes except to cross. (Ord. 
10985 § 1, 1974: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1401.51, 1954.) 

15.52.070 Bicycle lanes — Pedestrians prohibited when. A pedestrian shall 
not walk upon a bicycle lane, except to cross, where such lane has been posted with 
appropriate signs or markings pursuant to Section 15.52.060. (Ord. 10985 § 2, 1974: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1401.52, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.54 
SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLER SKATES 

Sections: 

1 5.54.010 Skateboards — Prohibited on greater than three-percent 

grade. 
1 5.54.020 Roller skates — Prohibited on greater than three-percent 

grade. 

15.54.010 Skateboards — Prohibited on greater than three-percent grade. 

No person shall ride on or propel any skateboard, as defined in Section 15.08.185, 
on any county road, street, highway, lane or alley which has a grade in excess of 
three percent, nor shall any person ride on or propel any skateboard on any county 
road, street, highway, lane or alley in excess of 10 miles per hour. (Ord. 12259 § 2, 
1980: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1404.1, 1954.) 

15.54.020 Roller skates — Prohibited on greater than three-percent grade. 

No person shall, while wearing roller skates or other similar wheeled devices 
attached to his or her feet, travel on any county road, street, highway, lane or alley 
which has a grade in excess of three percent, nor shall any person, while wearing 
roller skates or other similar wheeled devices attached to his or her feet, travel on 
any county road, street, highway, lane or alley in excess of 10 miles per hour. (Ord. 
12259 § 3, 1980: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1404.2, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15^6 
RAILROAD CROSSINGS 

Sections: 

15.56.010 Blocking streets — Restrictions. 

1 5.56.020 Exceptions to chapter applicability. 

15.56.030 Application of state law. 

15.56.010 Blocking streets — Restrictions. A person shall not operate or 
permit the operation of any train or train of railroad cars in such a manner as to 
block the movement of traffic upon any public street, highway or street crossing for 
a period of time longer than 10 minutes. (Ord. 6932 § 1 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 
Art. 4 § 2401, 1954.) 

15.56.020 Exceptions to chapter applicability. This chapter does not apply: 

A. To any train or train of railroad cars in continuous motion in one 
direction; 

B. Where the blocking ofthe crossing or public street or highway is caused 
bv an unforeseen accident or mechanical failure in connection with such train or 
train of railroad cars. (Ord. 6932 § 1 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 4 § 2402, 
1954.) 

15.56.030 Application of state law. Should it be held that Section 369c as 
added to the Penal Code ofthe state of California by Chapter 158, page 433 at 455 of 
the Statutes of 1901 is valid and enforceable, then in that event this chapter shall not 
apply to any action specifically prohibited by said Section 369c ofthe Penal Code. 
(Ord. 6932 § 1 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 4 § 2403, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.60 
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES 

Sections: 

1 5.60.0 1 Certain roads temporarily closed — Exceptions. 
1 5.60.020 Penalty for operating vehicle on closed road. 

15.60.010 Certain roads temporarily closed — Exceptions. A. Every person 
is guilty of a misdemeanor who drives or operates a vehicle in, out of, or upon any of 
the following highways during the times and days indicated: 

1 . Whiitier Boulevard (State Route 72), between Eastern Avenue and 
Atlantic Boulevard, in the county of Los Angeles, between the hours of 9:30 p.m. 
and 5:00 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; 

2. Glendora Mountain Road, between Big Dalton Canyon Road and 
Glendora Ridge Road, in the county of Los Angeles, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. 
and 8:00 a.m., commencing on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays. 

B. This section shall not apply to the drivers or operators of the following 
vehicles: 

1. Repair, maintenance, refuse, utility, fuel or delivery vehicles, or 
motor vehicles of a regularly scheduled city or county public transportation district; 

2. Termite or pesticide vehicles; 

3. Vehicles delivering life-support and health commodities to resi- 
dential areas and schools. 

C. The sheriff may elect not to close these portions of Whittier Boulevard 
(State Route 72), and Glendora Mountain Road in the county of Los Angeles, 
between the designated hours where conditions are such that no hazard exists to the 
public's peace, safety or health. (Ord. 86-009iU § 1, 1986: Ord. 84-0101 § 1 (part), 
1984; Ord. 12000 § 1 (part), 1979: Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 5 § 2501, 1954.) 

15.60.020 Penalty for operating vehicle on closed road. Notwithstanding the 
provisions of Section 15.12.010, any person violating the provisions of Section 
15.60.010 shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the 
County Jail for not less than 30 days nor more than six months or by a fine of not 
less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00, or by both. (Ord. 12000 § 1 (part), 1979: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 2 Art. 5 § 2502, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.62 
INTOXICATION CONTROL ROADBLOCKS 

Sections: 

1 5.62.0 1 Intoxication control roadblocks (ICR). 

1 5.62.020 ICR ~ Written procedures. 

1 5.62.030 Location of ICR. 

1 5.62.040 ICR — Prearranged plan — Requirements. 

15.62.010 Intoxication control roadblocks (ICR). An intoxication control 
roadblock (hereinafter "ICR") is a roadblock established by the sheriff, with the 
primary goal of detecting and prosecuting drivers intoxicated by alcohol, controlled 
substances, or committing similar offenses. ICR's shall be considered in accord- 
ance with the provisions established by this chapter. The provisions of this chapter 
are not required to be applied to roadblocks which do not have as their primary goal 
detecting and prosecuting the drivers intoxicated by alcohol, controlled substances, 
or committing similar offenses. (Ord. 84-0238U § 1 (part), 1984.) 

15.62.020 ICR — Written procedures. An ICR shall be implemented pur- 
suant to written procedures promulgated by the sheriff, in conformity with and not 
more intrusive than the standards and guidelines set forth in this chapter. Nothing 
in this chapter shall be construed as preventing the sheriff from establishing 
additional standards and guidelines, especially those that may be required by 
decisions of the courts or state statutes. (Ord. 84-0238U § 1 (part), 1984.) 

15.62.030 Location of ICR. The location where an ICR is to be placed shall 
be determined in advance by the sheriffs personnel of at least the rank of lieuten- 
ant. In determining the location of an ICR, consideration should be given to areas 
where disproportionately high levels of drunk-driving-related accidents have 
occurred or are anticipated. (Ord. 84-0238U § I (part), 1984.) 

15.62.040 ICR — Prearranged plan — Requirements. An ICR shall be 
established pursuant to a prearranged plan established by supervisory personnel 
consistent with the following: 

A. Selection of Vehicles to be Stopped. The selection procedure for stop- 
ping vehicles shall not be arbitrary. It is permissible to stop every vehicle at an ICR, 
or every vehicle proceeding in a particular direction, or that vehicles be stopped in a 
numerical sequence such as every fifth vehicle or every tenth vehicle. The prear- 
ranged plan may authorize the waiver of certain classes of vehicles around the ICR 
roadblock which are determined to be exempt from roadblock stops. 

B. Nondeceptive Manner. An ICR shall be conducted in a nondeceptive 
manner. All officers involved in an ICR shall be in uniform and shall carry proper 
identification. Vehicles, if any, used as part of an ICR shall be marked radio cars. 
An ICR shall be marked by signs, flares, traffic cones or other alternative methods. 

C. Motorist Safety. An ICR shall be conducted in a manner which is 
consistent with motorist and pedestrian safety. Provisions should be made, to the 
extent feasible, for proper illumination and holding areas for vehicles detained. 

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D. Minimization of Motorist Inconvenience. An ICR shall be conducted in 
a manner which seeks to minimize inconvenience to the motorist. The motorist 
shall not be delayed unreasonably, and the prearranged plan should have as a goal 
that the time spent waiting in line as well as inspection by roadblock personnel 
should be less than five minutes except for vehicles as to which there is a reasonable 
suspicion that the occupants are in violation of a statute or ordinance. Occupants of 
a vehicle shall not be asked to step out of the vehicle unless there is a reasonable 
suspicion to believe the occupants are in violation of a statute or ordinance. (Ord. 
84-0238U § 1 (part), 1984.) 



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Chapter 15.64 
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING 



23 



Parts: 



1. Parking Time Limits 

2. Restrictions and Prohibitions 

3. Parking Meters 

4. Tow Away Zones 

5. Preferential Parking 



Parti 
PARKING TIME LIMITS 

Sections: 

1 5 .64.0 1 Signs limiting parking time authorized when. 

1 5.64.020 Commercial loading zones. 

1 5 .64.030 Post office parking restrictions. 

15.64.040 Depositing mail — Restrictions. 

1 5.64.052 Commercial vehicle parking restrictions in residential districts at 

any time. 
1 5.64.055 Parking restrictions for commercial vehicles. 
1 5.64.060 Parking between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. — Half-hour limit. 
1 5 .64.070 West Hollywood District— 48-hour limit. 
1 5.64.075 Ladera Heights District, View Park/Windsor Hills District and 

Marina Del Rey District — Parking restriction. 
15.64.080 Provisions applicable to state highways. 
, 15.64.090 Public utility and highway work vehicles — Warning devices 

required. 
1 5 .64. 1 00 ■ ' Trailers or semitrailers — Parking requirements. 
15.64.110 Bus loading zones. 

1 5 .64. 1 20 Passenger loading. 
1 5 .64. 1 30 Alleys— Parking limits. 
1 5 .64. 1 40 Temporary restrictions authorized when. 
1 5 .64. 1 50 Removal of vehicle parked in temporarily restricted area. 
1 5.64. 160 Second removal of illegally parked vehicle. 
1 5 .64. 1 70 Violation of Part 1 or Part 3 provisions — Additional violations — 

Fines. 
1 5 .64. 1 75 Pleas by mail — ^Parking citations. 



15.64.010 Signs limiting parking time authorized when. Whenever the 
board finds that on any portion of the highway or of a private street or of any parking 
lot maintained or operated for the public by the county there is at any time lack of 
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parking should be limited so that everyone may have his fair turn, the commissioner 
shall erect and maintain adequate signs along such portion of the highway specifying 
the limitation on the time of parking. (Ord. 7540 § 1, 1959: Ord. 6881 § 3, 1956: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3202, 1954.) 

15.64.020 Commercial loading zones. An operator shall not stop for any 
purpose other than loading or unloading between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 
p.m., on any day except Sunday, or at such time as the board may designate, in any 
place marked by the commissioner as provided in this section. Such stop shall not 
exceed three minutes for a passenger vehicle and shall not exceed 20 minutes for a 
commercial vehicle in any loading zone so marked by the commissioner in 
accordance with the California Vehicle Code. The commissioner shall so place signs 
or curb markings if the board finds traffic conditions are such to make loading 
feasible. Unless otherwise specified by the board, such loading zone shall not exceed 
30 feet in length. (Ord. 10550 § 1, 1972: Ord. 8078 § 1, 1961: Ord. 8044 § 1, 1961: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3205, 1954.) 

15.64.030 Post office parking restrictions. The operator of a vehicle shall 
not park such vehicle for a longer time than ten minutes between the hours of 7:00 
a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a distance of 40 feet adjacent to any post office when there 
shall be in place appropriate markings or signs so placed by authority of the 
commissioner in accordance with Division 1 of this title. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 
§3201,1954.) 

15.64.040 Depositing mail — Restrictions. An operator shall not stop or park 
for any purpose other than a stop not to exceed a period of time reasonably necessary 
for the deposit of mail in an adjacent mail box at those locations marked by the 
commissioner pursuant to provisions of the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 
§ 3214, 1954.) 

15.64.052 Commercial vehicle parking restrictions in residential districts 
at any time. A person shall not park any commercial vehicle having a 
manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more on any 
highway or alley in a residential district. As used herein, the term "residential 
district" includes any residential zone or agricultural A-1 zone as defined in Title 22 
of this code. It is not a violation of this section to park said vehicles in residential 
districts when such vehicles are involved in: 

A. Necessary loading and unloading; 

B. Performing a service activity on the adjacent lot or parcel of land; 

C. A lawful commercial use on the adjacent lot or parcel of land; 

D. The construction of buildings or structures on the adjacent lot or parcel of 
land; or 

E. The construction or maintenance of a street, alley, parkway, or highway. 
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15.64.055 Parking restrictions for commercial vehicles. A. Pursuant to 
Section 22507 of the Vehicle Code, the board of supervisors may, by resolution, 
prohibit or restrict commercial vehicles, with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 
pounds or more, from parking on those public streets and/or alleys, or portions 
thereof, as designated in the resolution. The director of public works shall erect and 
maintain signs adequate in number and content along such designated public streets 
and/or alleys to apprise the public of the prohibition or restriction. Parking 
prohibitions and restrictions may, without limitation, prohibit or restrict parking as to 
area, duration of time, or certain specified hours. 

B. In no event shall commercial vehicles be prevented by this section from 
parking on designated streets or alleys if they are involved in: 

1 . Necessary loading and unloading. 

2. Performing a service activity within 100 feet of the adjacent lot or 
parcel of land receiving the service. 

3. A lawful commercial use on the adjacent lot or parcel of land. 

4. The construction of buildings or structures within 100 feet of the 
adjacent lot or parcel of land where the construction activity is taking place. 

5. The construction or maintenance of a highway. (Ord. 2002-0034 
§ 2, 2002: Ord. 82-0266 § 1, 1983.) 

15.64.060 Parking between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. — Half-hour limit. 

Except in that portion of the unincorporated territory of West Hollywood within the 
Third Supervisorial District, the operator of any vehicle shall not park such vehicle 
on any highway, street, alley or public way or public place for a period of time longer 
than 30 minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on the same day. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3203, 1954.) 

15.64.070 West Hollywood District — 48-hour limit. The operator of a 
vehicle shall not park such vehicle on any highway, street, alley, public way or 
public place in that portion of the unincorporated territory of West Hollywood within 
the Third Supervisorial District for a consecutive period longer than 48 hours. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3204, 1954.) 

15.64.075 Ladera Heights District, View ParkAVindsor Hills District and 
Marina Del Rey District — Parking restriction. A. The operator of any 
nonconforming vehicle shall not park such nonconforming vehicle on any highway, 
street, alley, public way or public place in the Ladera Heights District and View 
Park/Windsor Hills District, described below, without a valid permit for the 
nonconforming vehicle. The operator of any nonconforming vehicle shall not park 
such nonconforming vehicle on any highway, street, alley, public way or public place 
in the Marina Del Rey District, described below, between the hours of 1 :00 a.m. and 
6:00 a.m. without a valid permit for the nonconforming vehicle. 

B. A nonconforming vehicle as referenced in subsection A of this section 
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fixtures, accessories or property affixed thereto (other than single post radio 
antennas), measures more than: 

1 . Eight feet in width; 

2. Seven and one-half feet in height; or 

3. 20 feet in length. 

C. 1 . The Ladera Heights District is the unincorporated residential area of 
Ladera Heights bounded to the north by Culver City and the city of Los Angeles; to 
the west by Culver City; to the south by Centinela Avenue and the city of 
Los Angeles; to the east by La Brea Avenue and the city of Los Angeles. 

2. The View Park/Windsor Hills District is the unincorporated 
residential area of View Park and Windsor Hills bounded to the north by Stocker 
Street and the city of Los Angeles; to the west by Ladera Heights and La Brea 
Avenue; to the south by Slauson Avenue and the city of Los Angeles; to the east by 
Victoria Avenue and the city of Los Angeles. 

3. The Marina Del Rey District is the unincorporated residential area 
in the vicinity of Marina Del Rey bounded to the north by the 90 freeway and the city 
of Los Angeles; to the west by Grosvenor Boulevard and the city of Los Angeles; to 
the south by Jefferson Boulevard and the city of Los Angeles; to the east by 
Centinela Avenue and the city of Los Angeles. 

D. A permit issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of not 
more than two consecutive 24-hour periods. No more than three permits within any 
three-month period will be issued for any one nonconforming vehicle. 

E. A valid permit may be obtained from the Ladera Community Center, 
5383 Centinela Avenue, Ladera Heights, 90045, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 
6:00 p.m. every day. Emergency permits may be obtained by contacting the 
Marina Del Rey Sheriffs Station at (310) 823-7762 for assistance. (Ord. 2007-0080 
§ 1, 2007: Ord. 96-0031 § 1, 1996: Ord. 95-0046 § 1, 1995: Ord. 94-0039 § 1, 1994.) 

15.64.080 Provisions applicable to state highways. The provisions of Part 1 
and Part 3 of this chapter apply to state highways, except that a sign or marking shall 
not be effective unless and until the finding of the board is approved by the 
Department of Public Works of the state of California. The commissioner shall 
remove any sign or marking or parking meter on a state highway within six months 
after the county receives written notice that the approval of the Department of Public 
Works of the state of California has been withdrawn. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3216, 
1954.) 

15.64.090 Public utility and highway work vehicles — ^Warning devices 
required. The restrictions in this chapter, including both this Part 1 , all of Part 2 
(except Sections 15.64.200 through 15.64.260 and 15.64.280) and Part 3 thereof 
prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles shall not apply to the 
operator or owner of any service vehicle owned or operated by or for, or operated 
under contract with a utility or public utility whether privately, municipally or 
publicly owned, used in the construction, operation, removal or repair of utility 
property or facilities when such vehicle is stopped, standing or parked at the site of 



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work involving the construction, operation, removal or repair of such utility or public 
utility property or facilities upon, in, over, under or adjacent to a street or highway, 
or of a vehicle, whether privately, municipally or publicly owned, engaged in 
authorized work on the highway; provided, that warning devices are displayed as 
hereinafter specified: 

A. During daylight such warning devices shall consist of: 

1 . A warning flag or barricade striping on the front and rear of such 
vehicle; or 

2. A warning flag, sign or barrier on the highway not more than 50 
feet in advance of the vehicle and not more than 50 feet to the rear thereof; provided, 
however, that in zones where the maximum speed limit is in excess of 25 miles per 
hour said 50-foot distance may be increased up to 500 feet from the vehicle as 
circumstances may warrant. 

B. During the time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise, 
or at any time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible any 
person or vehicle on the highway at a distance of 500 feet, such warning device shall 
consist of: 

1. One or more lights or fusees on the vehicle giving warning to 
approaching traffic from each direction; or 

2. A warning light, flare, fusee or reflector on the highway not more 
than 50 feet in advance of the vehicle and not more than 50 feet to the rear thereof; 
provided, however, that in zones where the maximum speed limit is in excess of 25 
miles per hour, said 50-foot distance may be increased up to 500 feet from the 
vehicle where circumstances may warrant. 

C. The provisions of subsections A and B above shall not be deemed to 
prevent the display of the warning devices specified in subdivisions 1 or 2 of each of 
said subsections respectively. 

D. During either daylight or the time referred to in subsection B of this 
section, no other warning devices shall be necessary if the vehicle is an authorized 
emergency vehicle within the provisions of the California Vehicle Code and is 
equipped with a flashing red light or lights visible to approaching traffic from each 
direction. (Ord. 6888 § 2, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3217, 1954.) 

15.64.100 Trailers or semitrailers — Parking requirements. A. A person 
shall not park any trailer or semitrailer upon any highway, street, alley, public way or 
public place unless the trailer or semitrailer is at all times while so parked attached to 
a vehicle capable of moving the trailer or semitrailer in a normal manner upon the 
highway, street, alley, public way or public place. 

B. This section shall not apply to trailers or semitrailers in the process of 
being loaded or unloaded, nor shall it apply to any trailer or semitrailer which is 
disabled in such a manner and to such an extent that it is impossible to avoid 
stopping and temporarily leaving the disabled trailer or semitrailer on that portion of 
the highway, street, alley, public way or public place ordinarily used for vehicular 
parking. (Ord. 10862 § 1, 1974: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3205.6, 1954.) 



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15.64.110 Bus loading zones. An operator shall not park or stop any vehicle 
except a bus in any place marked by the commissioner as a bus loading zone as 
provided in this section. No bus shall stop in any such bus loading zone longer than 
necessary to load or unload passengers, except at a terminus. Such bus loading zones 
shall be indicated by appropriate signs or curb markings, or both. The commissioner 
shall place signs or markings or both at such locations where traffic conditions are 
such that he deems it necessary to establish such bus loading zone. Unless otherwise 
specified by the board, such loading zone shall not exceed 80 feet in length. (Ord. 
7033 § 3, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3215, 1954.) 

15.64.120 Passenger loading. A. An operator shall not park or stop for any 
purpose other than a stop of not to exceed three minutes to load or unload passengers 
at any time in any of the following places when there shall be in place appropriate 
markings or signs so placed by authority of the commissioner in accordance with 
Division 1 of this Title 15: 

1 . For a distance of 30 feet along any curb at the main entrance to any 
hotel; 

2. At any curb in front of any portion of the main entrance and outside 
vestibule of any theater during any time such theater is open for public performance; 

3. In any passenger loading zone so marked by the commissioner. 

B. The commissioner may place curb paint markings at the places specified 
by subsections 1 and 2 of this section and shall place such markings at those other 
locations at which the board finds that traffic conditions are such as to make 
passenger loading zones feasible. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3207, 1954.) 

15.64.130 Alleys — Parking limits. An operator shall not park or stop in any 
alley for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials, 
or both. Such operator shall not stop for the loading or unloading of passengers for 
more than three minutes or for the loading or unloading of materials for more than 20 
minutes at any time in any alley. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3206, 1954.) 

15.64.140 Temporary restrictions authorized when. Whenever the 
commissioner finds that traffic congestion or traffic hazard is likely to result from the 
operation, stopping, standing or parking of vehicles during the holding of public or 
private assemblages, gatherings or functions, or during the construction, alteration, 
repair, sweeping or improvement of any highway, or for other reason, he may place 
or cause to be placed temporary signs prohibiting the operation, stopping, standing or 
parking of vehicles during the period such condition exists. (Ord. 7064 § 1, 1956: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3208, 1954.) 

15.64.150 Removal of vehicle parked in temporarily restricted area. If an 

operator parks any vehicle contrary to the provisions of Section 15.64.140, the sheriff 
shall move such vehicle to the nearest safe place on the highway. (Ord. 9607 § 1, 
1968: Ord. 9600 § 1, 1968: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3209, 1954.) 



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15.64.160 Second removal of illegally parked vehicle. If the sheriff, 
pursuant to the provisions of Section 15.64.150 or of this section, moves a vehicle to 
a place where parking is prohibited by Section 15.64.140, if and when the presence 
of such vehicle at such place also prevents or interferes with the construction, 
alteration or improvement of the highway, he shall move such vehicle again as 
provided in said section. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3210, 1954.) 

15.64.170 Violation of Part 1 or Part 3 provisions — Additional 
violations — Fines. A. When a notice of a violation of any provision of Part 1 and 
Part 3 of this chapter is attached to a vehicle in the unincorporated territory of the 
county of Los Angeles pursuant to Section 41 103 of the Vehicle Code and thereafter 
the vehicle remains parked in the same place for an additional period of time 
exceeding the time permitted by Part 1 and Part 3 of this chapter, such additional 
parking shall constitute an additional violation of the provisions of this Division 1, 
except that regardless of the length of time a vehicle is parked during a particular 
calendar day such parking shall not constitute more than three violations. 

B. Each violation shall be punishable by a fine of $2.00. (Ord. 10021 § 1, 
1970: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3218, 1954.) 

15.64.175 Pleas by mail — Parking citations. Pursuant to California Vehicle 
Code Section 40519(b), any person who receives a notice of parking violation may 
enter a plea of not guilty in writing in lieu of appearing in person. The written plea 
shall be directed to the court or city agency named in the parking citation or notice, 
and if mailed, shall be sent by registered or certified mail postmarked not later than 
five days prior to the date specified in the citation for payment or appearance. The 
written plea shall be accompanied by a deposit consisting of the amount of bail 
specified in the citation or notice. Upon receipt of the plea and deposit, the case shall 
be set for arraignment and trial on the same date. Thereafter, the case shall be 
conducted in the same manner as if the defendant had appeared in person, made his 
or her plea in open court, and deposited bail. The court or the clerk of the court shall 
notify the accused of the time and place of trial by first-class mail postmarked at least 
10 days prior to the fime set for trial. (Ord. 85-0026 § 1, 1985.) 



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Part 2 
RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS 

Sections: 

1 5.64. 1 80 Parking in certain places prohibited — ^Exceptions. 

15.64. 190 Regulations applicable on state highways. 

1 5 .64. 1 95 Parking passes for San Gabriel Canyon. 

15.64.200 Vehicles parked over 72 hours — Removal by sheriff. 

1 5 .64.2 1 Removal of ignition key when parking. 

1 5.64.220 Parking on steep grades. 

15.64.230 Parking parallel with curb. 

1 5 .64.240 Angle parking. 

15.64.250 Double parking prohibited. 

1 5.64.260 Parking prohibitions for specific places — Board authority. 

15.64.261 Parking prohibitions for vehicles over six feet high, near 
intersections. 

1 5.64.270 Parking on private driveways or other public and private property. 

1 5 .64.27 1 Parking in front yard. 
15.64.280 Dual roadways. 

1 5 .64.290 Parking between curb and adjacent property. 

1 5.64.300 Blocking highway or private street. 

1 5 .64.3 1 Vehicles transporting hazardous materials — Parking restrictions. 

15.64.320 Blocking driveways on private streets. 

15.64.330 Parking in intersections permitted when. 

1 5.64.335 Loading and unloading of school bus passengers. 

1 5.64.340 Parking vehicles for sale or rent. 

15.64.350 Special hazard areas — ^Parking prohibition authority. 

15.64.360 Areas adjacent to schools. 

1 5.64.370 Areas near fire hydrants on private roads. 

15.64.380 Public utility and highway work vehicles. 

15.64.390 Use of assigned parking spaces. 

1 5 .64.400 Physically handicapped persons — On-street vehicle parking. 

1 5 .64.4 1 Physically handicapped persons — Off-street parking facilities. 

15.64.420 Taxicab stands — Location authorized when. 

1 5 .64.430 Taxicab stands — ^Marking. 

15.64.440 Taxicab stands — ^Use restrictions. 

15.64.445 County-owned or operated parking facilities — ^Parking restrictions. 

15.64.446 County-owned or operated parking facilities — Fee exemption for 
vehicles with veterans special license plates. 

15.64.180 Parking in certain places prohibited — Exceptions. An operator 
shall not park a vehicle in any of the places designated in Sections 15.64.180, 
15.64.190, 15.64.210, 15.64.270 and 15.64.290 through 15.64.440 of this Part 2 
except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with a 

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traffic sign or signal or direction of a police officer, and except that said sections do 
not prohibit motor buses stopping to receive or discharge passengers at such 
locations when such locations are appropriately marked as bus loading zones. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 §3101,1954.) 



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15.64.190 Regulations applicable on state highways. The provisions of 
Sections 15.64.180, 15.64.190, 15.64.210, 15.64.270 and 15.64.290 through 
15.64.440, except Section 15.64.330, apply to state highways except that a sign or 
marking shall not be effective unless and until the Ending of the board is approved 
by the Department of Public Works of the state of California. The commission shall 
remove any such sign on a state highway within six months after the county 
receives a written notice that the approval of the Department of Public Works of 
the state of California has been withdrawn. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3114, 1954.) 

15.64.195 Parking passes for San Gabriel Canyon. A. An operator shall 
not park a vehicle in San Gabriel Canyon without a valid parking pass or sticker 
on any day when such passes or stickers are available at the entry or entries to San 
Gabriel Canyon. This requirement shall be inapplicable to residents of San Gabriel 
Canyon or to operators parking in private or designated off-road parking areas. 

B. San Gabriel Canyon is defined for the purposes of this section as Route 
39 north from Azusa to Crystal Lake and the East Fork Road from Route 39 to 
Glendora Mountain Road and Prairie Forks Road northerly eight-tenths of one mile. 
(Ord. 88-0068 § 1, 1988.) 

15.64.200 Vehicles parked over 72 hours — Removal by sheriff. A. The 

sheriff shall remove to a safe place every vehicle which has been parked or left 
standing upon a highway for 72 or more consecutive hours. 

B. As used in this section, the words "safe place" include, but are not 
confined to, any garage, parking lot or open space owned by, maintained by or 
under the jurisdiction of the county of Los Angeles, and also every privately owned 
garage the owner or proprietor of which will accept such vehicle. (Ord. 8829 § 1 , 
1965; Ord. 8798 § 1, 1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 3 § 3305, 1954.) 

15.64.210 Removal of ignition key when parking. Every operator who 
parks a motor vehicle upon any highway shall first lock the ignition, remove the 
key therefrom and take such key with him, unless a licensed operator remains in 
such motor vehicle, in which case such licensed operator before leaving such vehicle 
shall first lock the ignition, remove the key therefrom, and take such key with him. 
(Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3110, 1954.) 

15.64.220 Parking on steep grades. Whenever the commissioner has placed 
or caused to be placed appropriate signs, an operator shall not park a vehicle on 
any highway unattended when upon any grade exceeding three percent within any 
business or residence district without blocking the wheels of the vehicle by turning 
them against the curb. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 3 § 3304, 1954.) 

15.64.230 Parking parallel with curb. Subject to other and more restrictive 
limitations, a vehicle may be parked within 18 inches of the left-hand curb facing 
in the direction of traffic moving upon any one-way street unless the commissioner 
has posted signs in accordance with the provisions of this Division 1 prohibiting 
such standing or parking. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 3 § 3301, 1954.) 

15.64.240 Angle parking. Whenever the board finds that the width of a 
highway and traffic conditions are such that the parking of vehicles at an angle to 
the curb instead of parallel to the curb will not impede traffic, and that there is need 

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for the additional parking space which parking at an angle will provide, the 
commissioner shall indicate at what angle traffic conditions make it desirable that 
vehicles should be parked by placing parallel white lines on the surface of the 
roadway. On such portions of such highways, whether such lines were painted 
before or after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this Division 1, an 
operator shall not stop, stand or park any vehicle except between, at the angle 
indicated by, and parallel to both such adjacent white lines, with the nearest wheel 
not more than one foot from the curb. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 3 § 3303, 1954.) 

15.64.250 Double parking prohibited. A. A person shall not park any 
vehicle on the roadway side of a vehicle which is stopped, parked or standing on 
a private street at the curb or edge of the roadway. 

B. For the purpose of this section "roadway" is defined as that portion of 
the street which is improved. 

C. This section does not prohibit any action prohibited by Section 22500 
of the Vehicle Code or any other state law. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6881 
§ 4 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 3 § 3306, 1954.) 

15.64.260 Parking prohibitions for speciflc places — Board authority. 

Whenever the board finds that the parking of vehicles at all or certain hours of the 
day upon any portion of a highway or of a private street which is open to the public 
constitutes a traffic hazard or impedes the free flow of traffic, or both, the commis- 
sioner shall erect signs stating that on such portion of such highway or such private 
street parking is prohibited at all or certain hours of the day. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 
3, § 3109, 1954.) 

15.64.261 Parking prohibitions for vehicles over six feet high, near 
intersections. Whenever the board finds that the parking of vehicles, with a height 
of six feet or more, within 100 feet of an intersection, creates a visibility limitation 
resulting in a potential traffic hazard, the director shall erect signs or markings 
stating that the parking of vehicles with a height of six feet or more is prohibited 
within 100 feet of an intersection. (Ord. 85-0185 § 1, 1986.) 

15.64.270 Parking on private driveways or other public and private 
property. A. A person shall not park any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, 
in any private driveway or upon any public or private property, except a highway, 
without the express or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession 
of such driveway or property. 

B. This action does not prohibit any act, either expressly authorized or 
expressly prohibited by either Section 602 of the Penal Code, or Section 21 1 13 of 
the Vehicle Code of the state of California, or by any other state law. (Ord. 7843 
§ 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6920 § 1 (part), 1956: Ord. 6866 § 1, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 
3 Art. 1 § 3115, 1954.) 

15.64.271 Parking in front yard. A person shall not park any vehicle in 
the front yard, corner side yard or any additional area of a lot or parcel of land 
situated between the public right-of-way and any residence or accessory building 
or structure located therein, except that the parking of noncommercial vehicles is 
permitted in a driveway. (Ord. 97-0039 § 1, 1997.) 



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15.64.280 Dual roadways. Where a highway includes two or more separate 
roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction upon any such roadway, a person 
shall not park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of any such roadway unless the 
board flnds that such standing or parking will not constitute a traffic hazard or 
impede the free flow of traffic. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 3 § 3302, 1954.) 

15.64.290 Parking between curb and adjacent property. A person shall 
not park any motor vehicles between any curb and the adjacent property line except 
at 



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those locations where the board flnds that such parking will not constitute a traffic 
hazard or public nuisance. (Ord. 7225 § 3 (part), 1957: Ord. 7033 § 2, 1956: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3117, 1954.) 

15.64.300 Blocking highway or private street. A person shall not park any 
vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon any highway where the roadway is 
bordered by adjacent curbs or upon any private street which is open to the public, 
whether bordered by curbs or not, unless not less than eight feet of the width of 
the paved or improved or main traveled portion of such highway or such private 
street opposite such parked vehicle is left clear and unobstructed for the free 
passage of other vehicles. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3104, 1954.) 

15.64.310 Vehicles transporting hazardous materials — Parking restric- 
tions. A. For purposes of this section: 

1. A motor vehicle is attended when the person in charge of the 
vehicle is on the vehicle, awake, and not in a sleeper berth, or is within 100 feet 
of the vehicle and has it within his unobstructed field of view. 

2. A qualified representative of a motor carrier is a person who: 

a. Has been designated by the carrier to attend the vehicle; 

b. Is aware of the nature of the hazardous material or substance 
contained in the vehicle he attends; 

c. Has been instructed on the procedures he must follow in 
emergencies concerning hazardous materials or substances; 

d. Is authorized to move the vehicle and has the means and 
ability to do so. 

B. A vehicle transporting a hazardous material or substance as identifled 
in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations must be attended at all times by its 
driver or a qualified representative of the motor carrier that operates it, and shall 
not be parked on any highway, highway shoulder, street, alley, public way or public 
place, or within five feet of the traveled portion thereof, within a residential zone, 
or within 1,000 feet of any school, or within 300 feet of any bridge or tunnel, 
except for brief periods when mechanical or equipment failure or disablement or 
malfunction of the vehicle, or the necessities of operation require the vehicle to be 
parked and make it impractical to park the vehicle in any other place. 

C. Repair, maintenance, refuse, utility, termite and pesticide vehicles, fuel 
delivery vehicles, and vehicles delivering life support and health commodities, whUe 
servicing residential areas or schools, are exempt from the provisions of subsection 
B of this section. Additionally, such exempt vehicles need not be attended while 
the drivers are performing duties that are evident and necessary as the operator of 
the vehicle or the provider of the service. 

D. The rules of this section do not relieve a driver from any obligation 
imposed by federal, state or local laws relating to the transportation of hazardous 
materials or explosives, motor carrier safety regulations, or the placement of 
warning signs or devices when a motor vehicle is stopped on a public street or 
highway. (Ord. 12064, 1980: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3120, 1954.) 

15.64.320 Blocking driveways on private streets. A. A person shall not 
park any vehicle in front of a driveway on a private street which is open to the 
public. 

B. This section does not prohibit any action prohibited by Section 22500 

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of the Vehicle Code or by any other state law. (Ord. 11407 § 5, 1976: Ord. 7843 
§ 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6881 § 2 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3106, 1954.) 

15.64330 Parking in intersections permitted when. An operator may park 
within an intersection adjacent to the curb if the board finds, pursuant to Section 
22500 of the California Vehicle Code, that the width of the highway and traffic 
conditions are such that such parking will not constitute a traffic hazard or impede 
the free flow of traffic. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3105, 
1954.) 

15.64.335 Loading and unloading of school bus passengers. A. Upon 
agreement between a transit system operating buses engaged as common carriers 
in local transportation and a school district, and pursuant to California Vehicle Code 
Section 22500.5, school buses owned by, or operated under contract for, a public 
school district may stop for the unloading and loading of passengers alongside any 
or all curb spaces designated for the loading and unloading of passengers of the 
transit system buses. 

B . Subject to California Vehicle Code Section 22504(c) , school buses owned 
by, or operated under contract for, a public school district may stop in front of 
public or private driveways on residential and collector streets for the loading and 
unloading of passengers pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 22500. This 
provision does not apply to secondary or major highways. (Ord. 95-0035 § 1, 1995.) 

15.64.340 Parking vehicles for sale or rent. A person shall not park any 
vehicle or cause any vehicle to be parked on any highway for the purpose of 
displaying such vehicle or equipment on such vehicle for either sale or rent. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1, § 3108, 1954.) 

15.64350 Special hazard areas — Parking prohibition authority. At any 

place for a distance not to exceed 100 feet where the commissioner finds that 
parking would unduly hamper the free flow of traffic, result in special traffic 
hazard, or endanger public health or safety, he shall place appropriate signs or 
markings prohibiting such parking. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3102, 1954.) 

15.64360 Areas adjacent to schools. Whenever the commissioner finds that 
parking adjacent to any school property would unduly hamper the free flow of 
traffic or otherwise constitute a traffic hazard, he shall place appropriate signs or 
markings prohibiting such parking. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3103, 1954.) 

15.64370 Areas near fire hydrants on private roads. A. An operator shall 
not park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant on any private road except when such 
vehicle is attended by a licensed operator or chauffeur who is seated in the front 
seat and who can immediately move such vehicle in case of necessity. 

B. This section does not prohibit any action prohibited by Section 22514 
of the Vehicle Code or by any other state law. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3107, 1954.) 

15.64.380 Public utility and highway work vehicles. The provisions of 
Sections 15.64.180, 15.64.190, 15.64.210, 15.64.270 and 15.64.290 through 
15.64.440, as to utility vehicles, are subject to the provisions of Section 15.64.090. 

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(Ord. 6888 § 1, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3116, 1954.) 

15.64.390 Use of assigned parking spaces. Whenever any vehicle parking 
space is assigned for the exclusive use of the occupant of any building, whether 
residential, commercial or industrial, which parking space is within such building 
or elsewhere, and at, in or near such parking space there is a legible sign stating 
either that such space is exclusively assigned, or that parking is prohibited, or both, 
a person, other than the person to whom such parking space is assigned, shall not 
park any vehicle in such parking space except with the permission of the person 
to whom such parking space is assigned. (Ord. 10676 § 1, 1973: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 
Art. 1 §3118, 1954.) 

15.64.400 Physically handicapped persons — On-street vehicle parking. 

Whenever the board designates any on-street vehicle parking space for the exclusive 
use of physically handicapped persons whose vehicles display either one of the 
distinguishing license plates issued to disabled persons pursuant to Section 2251 1.5 
or to disabled veterans as specified in Section 9105 of the California Vehicle Code, 
an operator of any vehicle not displaying one of the aforesaid distinguishing license 
plates shall not park such vehicle in such parking space. The commissioner shall 
place blue paint markings at each such parking space in the manner specifically set 
forth in the California Vehicle Code, and in addition thereto, may indicate said 
parking space or spaces by signs or other suitable means. (Ord. 11305 § 1, 1976: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3119, 1954.) 



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15.64.410 Physically handicapped persons — Off-street parking facilities. 

Whenever the board designates stalls or spaces in an off-street parking facility, 
owned or operated by the county of Los Angeles, for the exclusive use of physically 
handicapped persons whose vehicles display either one of the distinguishing license 
plates issued to disabled persons pursuant to Section 22511.5 or to disabled 
veterans as specified in Section 9 105 of the California Vehicle Code, an operator of 
any vehicle not displaying one of the aforesaid distinguishing license plates shall 
not park such vehicle in such parking space. The designation shall be made by 
posting immediately adjacent to, and visible from, each stall or space, a sign 
consisting of a profile view of a wheelchair with occupant in white on a blue 
background. (Ord. 1 1305 § 2, 1976: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 31 19-1, 1954.) 

15.64.420 Taxicab stands — Location authorized when. Whenever the busi- 
ness license commission, in granting a taxicab operator's license pursuant to Title 7 
of this code. Business Licenses, specifies any taxicab stand or stands, such location 
or locations shall be official taxicab stands. (Ord. 9716 § 1, 1969: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 
Art. 1§ 31 11, 1954.) 

15.64.430 Taxicab stands — Marking. The commissioner shall designate 
such taxicab stands by the use of white paint on the curb, and shall cause such 
stands to be marked or signposted with appropriate markings or signposts. (Ord. 
8064 § 1, 1961: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 1 § 3112, 1954.) 

15.64.440 Taxicab stands — Use restrictions. The operator of any vehicle, 
including the operator of a taxicab, except the operator of a taxicab to which a 
taxicab stand has been assigned, shall not park such vehicle in such taxicab stand. 
(Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. I § 31 13, 1954.) 

15.64.445 County-owned or operated parking facilities ~ Parking 
restrictions. A. No person shall drive, stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, 
whether attended or unattended, upon the following parking facilities except with 
the permission of the board and upon and subject to posted regulations and 
restrictions imposed by the board pursuant to this section: 

ADDRESS 

Lots 1 1 and 1 9 227 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 12 211 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 1 3 515 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 14 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 1 5 527 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 16 120 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 1 7 131 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 
Lot 18 

(and loading area) 140 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 20 501 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 21 555 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 22 222 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 25 418 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 

Lot 26 120 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 

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Lot 29 
Lot 30 
Lot 45 
Lot 46 
Lot 48 
Lot 53 
Lot 54 
Lot 55 
Lot 57 
Lot 58 
Lot 59 
Lot 60 
Lot 61 
Lot 62 
Lot 63 
Lot 64 
Lot 65 

Lot 66 

Lot 67 

Lot 68 

Lot 69 

Lot 70 

Lot 72 and 73 

Lot 74 

Lot 75 

Lot 76 

Lot 77 

Lot 78 

Lot 79 

Lot 80 

Lot 81 

Children's Services 

Children's Services 

Page Museum 

DPSS 

Panorama City 



313 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 

311 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

725 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 

318 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 

6170 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 

199 North Garfield, Pasadena, CA 

1011 West Browning, Los Angeles, CA 

1601 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 

1055 North Alameda (Garage), Los Angeles, CA 

7621 South Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 

1945 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 

228 East Alondra Boulevard, Compton, CA 

1740 East Gage Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

21 1 East Alondra Boulevard, Compton, CA 

923 East Redondo Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 

9150 and 9230 East Imperial Highway, Downey, 

CA 

1815 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 

101 South Magnolia Avenue, Long Beach, CA 

523 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 

526 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

1325 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA 

One Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 

5557 Ferguson Drive, Los Angeles, CA 

429 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 

4837 East Third Street, East Los Angeles, CA 

1 50 West Commonwealth, Alhambra, CA 

350 West 7th Street, Pomona, CA 

400 Acacia Street, Compton, CA 

1 1234 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA 

1 100 North Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 

2444 South Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 

3965 South Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 

5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 

1500 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 

14545 Lanark, Panorama City, CA 



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B. The following restrictions apply to all facilities subject to this section: 

1. No unauthorized parking in a reserved area. 

2. No parking without a permit visible on or through the vehicle 



windshield. 



3. No parking with an expired permit or without authorization. 

4. No parking over designated stall lines. 

5. No parking in aisles. 

6. No parking in hash-marked areas. 

7. No parking in driveways. 

8. No loitering on the parking lot. 

9. No overnight parking. 



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C. The director of the internal services department is authorized to issue, on 
behalf of the board, additional parking regulations and restrictions relating to the use 
of any or all of the parking facilities listed in this section and to post at such parking 
facilities appropriate signs giving notice of all applicable regulations and restrictions. 

D. A written statement of regulations and restrictions imposed under this 
section shall be available for inspection at the office of the clerk of the board. 

E. Any person violating or failing to comply with this section shall be 
deemed guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punished 
pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 42001(a) and any amendments thereof 

F. Persons employed in the positions of Los Angeles County safety police 
officers, contract security guards, and parking services employees by the internal 
services department are authorized to issue notices of violation of regulations and 
restrictions imposed pursuant to this section. (Ord. 89-01 10 § 1, 1989.) 

15.64.446 County-owned or operated parking facilities — Fee exemption 
for vehicles with veterans special license plates. Notwithstanding any other 
provision of this code, vehicles displaying valid veterans special license plates issued 
pursuant to the provisions of California Vehicle Code sections 5007(a)(2) (disabled 
veteran), 5101.3 (Pearl Harbor survivor), 5101.4 (Medal of Honor and Distinguished 
Service Cross), 5101.5 (former American prisoner of war), 5101.6 (Congressional 
Medal of Honor), or 5101.8 (Purple Heart recipient) shall be exempt from the 
payment of parking fees at any county-owned or county-operated public parking lots 
during such days and times that parking fees at such lots are required to be deposited 
into a parking meter or paid directly to a parking attendant, but not where entrance or 
exit from the involved lot is controlled solely by an automated system. This fee 
exemption shall not apply on weekends or holidays, other than Veterans Day, to the 
extent that parking fees are otherwise payable on such days. Vehicles subject to the 
above fee exemption shall nonetheless be subject to any other restrictions pertaining 
to parking at the involved location. (Ord. 2007-0071 § 1, 2007.) 



Parts 
PARKING METERS 

Sections: 

1 5.64.450 Installation authorized when. 

1 5 .64.460 Hours of operation. 

1 5 .64.470 Highway parking requirements when meters installed. 

15.64.480 Parking lot requirements when meters installed. 

1 5 .64.490 Deposit of fees required. 

1 5.64.500 Deposit of slugs prohibited. 

15.64.450 Installation authorized when. The commissioner shall place and 
maintain parking meters on those county highways or portions of county highways 

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and portions of state highways designated by the board and approved by the State 
Department of Public Worlds and on those parking lots designated by the board 
maintained or operated for the public by the county at a charge to the public. (Ord. 
6866 § 2, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 321 1, 1954.) 

15.64.460 Hours of operation. The commissioner shall determine the hours 
and days during which use of parking meters shall be required and shall indicate such 
hours and days by appropriate signs. (Ord. 8010 § 2, 1961: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 
§3211.1, 1954.) 

15.64.470 Highway parking requirements when meters installed. A person 
shall not park any vehicle on any portion of a highway on which a parking meter is 
installed at any time during which the time of parking is limited by this Division 1, 
and during hours of meter operation as indicated by a sign on the parking meter, 
except during the period indicated by the parking meter indicator as legal for such 
parking. (Ord. 8010 § 3, 1961: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3212, 1954.) 

15.64.480 Parking lot requirements when meters installed. A person shall 
not park any vehicle on any parking lot maintained or operated for the public by the 
county at a charge to the public on which a parking meter is installed at any time 
during which the time of parking is limited except during the period indicated by 
appropriate signs on such lot as legal for such parking. (Ord. 6866 § 3 (part), 1956: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 2 § 3212.1, 1954.) 

15.64.490 Deposit of fees required. A person shall not park any vehicle in 
any space metered by a parking meter without depositing the proper fee as indicated 
on such parking meter for such parking. Notwithstanding the above, vehicles 
displaying valid veterans special license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of 
California Vehicle Code sections 5007(a)(2) (disabled veteran), 5101.3 (Pearl Harbor 
survivor), 5101.4 (Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross), 5101.5 (former 
American prisoner of war), 5101.6 (Congressional Medal of Honor), or 5101.8 
(Purple Heart recipient) shall be exempt from the payment of such parking meter fees 
except on weekends or holidays, other than Veterans Day, to the extent parking 
meter fees are otherwise payable on such days. However, such vehicles shall be 
subject to any other applicable restrictions pertaining to parking at the involved 
location. (Ord. 2007-0071 § 2, 2007: Ord. 6866 § 3 (part), 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 
Art. 2 § 3212.2, 1954.) 

15.64.500 Deposit of slugs prohibited. A person shall not deposit any slug or 
other object except legal currency of the United States in any parking meter. (Ord. 
6544Ch. 3Art. 2§3213, 1954.) 



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Part 4 
TOW AWAY ZONES 

Sections: 

15.64.510 Board findings. 

15.64.520 Removal by sheriff. 

1 5.64.530 Notice to owner of removed vehicle. 

15.64.540 Notice to Department of Motor Vehicles required when. 

15.64.510 Board findings. If the board finds that the volume of traffic or 
other conditions at any location are such that the enforcement of the provisions of 
this chapter prohibiting or restricting parking by the imposition of criminal penalties 
is not sufficient to prevent the illegal parking of vehicles, it may direct the 
commissioner to post at such locations signs reading "Tow Away Zone," or 
otherwise informing the public that illegally parked vehicles will be removed. (Ord. 
8436 § 1 (part), 1963: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 4 § 3401, 1954.) 

15.64.520 Removal by sheriff. The sheriff shall remove from the highway to 
a garage, or other place of safety, any vehicle which has been parked at a location at 



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which there is a sign erected pursuant to Section 15.64.510 if such vehicle is pariced 
in violation of any provision of this chapter. (Ord. 8436 § 1 (part), 1963: Ord. 6544 
Ch. 3 Art. 4 § 3402, 1954.) 

15.64.530 Notice to owner of removed vehicle. Whenever the sheriff removes 
a vehicle from a highway as authorized by this Part 4, and he knows or is able to 
ascertain from the registration records in the vehicle or from the registration records 
of the California Department of Motor Vehicles the name and address of the owner 
thereof, the sheriff immediately shall notify in writing such owner of the fact of such 
removal, the grounds thereof, and of the place to which such vehicle has been 
removed. In the event any such vehicle is stored in a public garage, he shall deliver a 
copy of such notice to the proprietor of the garage. (Ord. 8436 § 1 (part), 1963: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 3 Art. 4 § 3403, 1954.) 

15.64.540 Notice to Department of Motor Vehicles required when. 

Whenever the sheriff removing a vehicle from a highway under this Part 4 does not 
know and is not able to ascertain the name of the owner of such vehicle as 
hereinbefore provided in this Part 4, and in the event the vehicle is not returned to the 
owner within a period of 120 hours, then and in that event the sheriff immediately 
shall send a written report of such removal by mail to the Department of Motor 
Vehicles at Sacramento, and shall file a copy of such notice with the proprietor of any 
public garage in which the vehicle may be stored. He shall make such report on a 
form furnished by such Department. The report shall include a complete description 
of the vehicle, the date, time and place from which removed, the grounds for such 
removal, and the name of the garage or place where the vehicle is stored. (Ord. 8436 § 
1 (part), 1963: Ord. 6544 Ch. 3 Art. 4 § 3404, 1954.) 



Part 5 
PREFERENTIAL PARKING 

Sections: 

15.64.600 Definitions. 

1 5.64.6 1 Designation of preferential parking districts. 

15.64.620 Issuance of permits. 

15.64.630 Posting signs in permit parking area. 

1 5.64.640 Permit parking exemption. 

15.64.650 Exemption of certain vehicles. 

15.64.660 Exemption of emergency vehicles. 

1 5 .64.670 Application for and duration of permit. 

15.64.680 Permit fees. 

15.64.690 Deposit of permit fees. 

15.64.700 Penalty provisions. 

15.64.710 Permit revocation procedure. 

1 5.64.720 Visitor permits. 

1 5.64.730 Dissolving a district. 

15.64.740 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. 

1 5.64.74 1 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Boundary 
description. 

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15.64.742 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking 
Restrictions. 

15.64.743 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. 

15.64.744 EI Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit fees. 

15.64.780 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. 

1 5.64.78 1 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Description. 

15.64.782 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking 
restrictions. 

1 5.64.783 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. 

15.64.784 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit fees. 

1 5.64.790 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — '■ Purpose. 

15.64.791 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Description. 

1 5.64.792 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Parking restrictions. 

1 5.64.793 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Permit types. 

1 5.64.794 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Permit fees. 

1 5.64.800 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. 

1 5.64.80 1 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Description. 

1 5.64.802 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking 
restrictions. 

1 5.64.803 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. 

1 5.64.804 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit fees. 

15.64.805 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Deposit of permit 
fees. 

15.64.806 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Administration of 
the district. 

1 5.64.807 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Condition of 
district existence. 

1 5.64.850 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Purpose. 

1 5.64.85 1 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Boundary 
description. 

1 5.64.852 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Parking restrictions. 

1 5.64.853 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Permit types. 

15.64.854 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Fees. 

15.64.900 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. 

1 5.64.90 1 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Boundary. 

1 5.64.902 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking restrictions. 

1 5.64.903 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. 

15.64.904 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Fees. 

15.64.1000 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. 

1 5.64. 100 1 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Boundary 
description. 

1 5.64. 1002 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking 
restrictions. 

1 5.64. 1 003 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. 

1 5.64. 1004 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Fees. 

15.64.600 Definitions. For the purposes of this Part 5, the following terms, 
phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given in this part. When 
not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future; 
words in the plural number include the singular number; and words in the singular 

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number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not 
merely directory. 

A. "Dwelling unit" means a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home or 
other type of residence, in conformance with Title 22 of the Los Angeles County 
Code and related zoning maps, having an address assigned consistent with the house 
numbering maps maintained by Los Angeles County. Apartments having numbers or 
letters assigned in addition to the street address shall be deemed as a dwelling unit. 

B. "Employee of merchant" means any person employed by a merchant 
within a preferential parking district. 

C. "Guesf means any person visiting or intending to visit, for any purpose, 
either a resident or merchant located in a preferential parking district. 

D. "Merchant" means a person who, as proprietor, operates a commercial 
business involved in the retailing of goods or services within a preferential parking 
district. 

E. "Preferential parking district" or "district" means a residential area with 
streets or boundaries designated by the ordinance establishing the district, wherein 
vehicles displaying a valid permit shall be exempt from parking restrictions 
established pursuant to this part. 

F. "Resident" means a person who lives in a dwelling unit located in a 
preferential parking district. (Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.610 Designation of preferential parking districts. The board of 
supervisors may, by ordinance, at its discretion or upon receipt of a petition signed by 
residents or merchants living or working in two-thirds of the dwelling units or 
businesses comprising not less than 50 percent of the developed frontage of the area 
proposed for designation, designate a certain area or areas to be a preferential parking 
district. (Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.620 Issuance of permits. A. Parking permits for preferential parking 
districts shall be issued by the department of public works. 

B. The number of permits to be issued to any one dwelling unit or to any 
merchant's business establishment (including its employees) shall be determined by 
the parking conditions within each district and set forth in the ordinance establishing 
the district. 

C. Parking permits may be issued only to the following persons; residents, 
merchants, employees of merchants, or guests within the prescribed preferential 
parking district. (Ord. 95-0027 § 1, 1995: Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 



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15.64.630 Posting signs in permit parking area. Upon the adoption by the 
board of supervisors of an ordinance designating a preferential parking district and 
the specified parking regulations applicable thereto, the department of public works 
shall cause appropriate signs to be erected in the district, indicating prominently 
thereon the parking limitation, period of the day for its application, and the fact that 
motor vehicles with valid permits shall be exempt therefrom. (Ord. 95-0027 § 2, 
1995: Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.640 Permit parking exemption. A. A motor vehicle on which is 
displayed a valid parking permit affixed to the left side of the rear bumper or 
hanging from the rearview mirror shall be permitted to stand or be parked in the 
preferential parking district for which it is issued without being limited by parking 
restrictions established pursuant to this part Except as provided below, all other 
motor vehicles parked within a preferential parking district shall be subject to the 
parking restrictions and penalties as provided in this part. 

B . A preferential parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder 
thereof an on-street parking space within the designated preferential parking district 
(Ord. 95-0027 § 3, 1995: Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.650 Exemption of certain vehicles. No person shall, without a permit 
therefor, park or leave standing any vehicle or trailer in a preferential parking 
district in excess of the parking restrictions authorized pursuant to this part, except 
for the following: 

A. Repair, maintenance, refuse, utility, fuel or delivery vehicles doing 
business in the preferential parking district; 

B. Vehicles delivering life-support and health commodities to residential 
areas and schools located in the preferential parking district. (Ord. 83-0073 § 1 
(part), 1983.) 

15.64.660 Exemption of emergency veliicles. The provisions of Section 
15.04.050 of this code shall apply in preferential parking districts. (Ord. 83-0073 
§ 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.670 Application for and duration of permit. Except as otherwise 
provided, each parking permit issued by the department of public works shall be 
valid for the period set forth in the ordinance establishing the district. Permits may 
be renewed upon reapplication in the manner prescribed by the department of public 
works. (Ord. 95-0027 § 4, 1995: Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.680 Permit fees. The fee for a preferential parking permit shall be 
established by order of the board of supervisors. In the absence of any such order, 
the fee shall be $2.00. (Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.690 Deposit of permit fees. Permit fees collected under the provisions 
of this part shall be paid into the treasury of the county, and deposited in the 
preferential parking program fund. (Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.700 Penalty provisions. A. Unless exempted by provisions of this part, 
no person shall stand or park a motor vehicle in any preferential parking district 
established pursuant to this part in violation of any parking restrictions established 

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pursuant to this part. A violation of this section shall constitute an infraction, which 
shall be punishable by a fine of $25.00. 

B . No person shall falsely represent himself as eligible for a parking permit 
or furnish false information to the department of public works or other authorized 
county personnel in an application for a preferential parking permit. 

C. No permit issued pursuant to this part shall thereafter be assigned, trans- 
ferred or used for any consideration, monetary or otherwise. Violation of this 
subsection shall constitute an infraction and be punishable by a fine of $100.00. 

D. No person shall copy, produce or create a facsimile or counterfeit parking 
permit, nor shall any person use or display a facsimile or counterfeit preferential 
parking district permit. Violation of this subsection shall constitute an infraction 
and be punishable by a fine of $100.00. 

E. Permit holders shall report to the department of public works or other 
authorized county personnel a lost, stolen, or missing permit within 10 days of loss, 
at which time that permit shall be cancelled and a new permit issued, at no cost. 

F. Permits shall be returned to the Department of Public Works when the 
permit holder ceases to reside in a preferential parking district. 

G. No person shall display a permit cancelled pursuant to subsection 
15.64.700E. Any such display on a vehicle shall be cause for ticketing and towing 
at the owner's expense in addition to the penalty set forth in subsection A of this 
section. Such cancelled permits shall be confiscated by the impounding authority. 
(Ord. 95-0027 § 5, 1995: Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.710 Permit revocation procedure. A. Any permittee who has violated 
the provisions of subsections B, C, D, E, F, or G of Section 15.64.700 shall be 
subject to having the permit revoked, and shall be notified in writing of the permit 
revocation. Upon notification of such revocation, the permittee shall, within 15 
working days of receipt of such notice, either surrender the permit to the department 
of public works or request, in writing, a hearing before the director of public works 
or designated representative. 

B. A timely request for a hearing made within 15 days of the receipt of the 
notice of revocation shall stay any revocation until five working days after the 
hearing decision is rendered. 

C. A hearing shall be held by the director of public works or designated 
representative, unless continued by agreement, within five working days of the 
request for a hearing. At the hearing, any person may present evidence or argument 
as to whether the permittee has violated any provisions of this part and whether the 
permit should be revoked. 

D. A decision shall be rendered, by the director of public works or designat- 
ed representative, within five working days after the close of the hearing. 

E. The director of public works or designated representative may give oral 
notice of the decision at the close of the hearing, or may send notice of the decision 
by mail to the permittee. The decision of the director of public works or designated 
representative shall be final and conclusive. 

F. If the revoked permit is not surrendered, the sheriffs department shall 
be notified so that appropriate enforcement action may be taken against the vehicle 
with the revoked permit the same as any other vehicle parking in the district without 
a permit. (Ord. 95-0027 § 6, 1995: Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 



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15.64.720 Visitor permits. The rules governing the issuance of visitor 
permits shall be specified in the ordinance establishing the district. (Ord. 83-0073 § 1 
(part), 1983.) 

15.64.730 Dissolving a district. The designation process as set forth in this 
part shall be utilized by the board of supervisors in determining whether to dissolve a 
preferential parking district. (Ord. 83-0073 § 1 (part), 1983.) 

15.64.740 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. The 

purpose of the El Camino Preferential Parking District is to reduce air pollution and 
automobile commuting, to encourage reliance on car pools and public transit, to 
reduce noise, litter, blockage of residential driveways, and to equitably allocate 
residential parking in the El Camino residential area. (Ord. 92-0009 § 2, 1992.) 

15.64.741 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Boundary 
description. The area bounded as described below shall be designated El Camino 
Preferential Parking District No. 1 : 

Beginning at the intersection of the north right-of-way line of Manhattan Beach 
Boulevard and the east right-of-way line of the Los Angeles County Flood Control 
District's Dominguez Charmel, then westerly along the north right-of-way line of 
Manhattan Beach Boulevard to its intersection with the east right-of-way line of 
Prairie Avenue, then northerly along the east right-of-way line of Prairie Avenue to 
its intersection with the southerly boundary line of the City of Hawthorne, then 
easterly along the southern boundary of the City of Hawthorne to its intersection with 
the westerly lot line of 15143 Gerkin Avenue, then northerly along the eastern 
boundary of the City of Hawthorne to its intersection with the southerly right-of-way 
line of Marine Avenue, then easterly along the south right-of-way line of Marine 
Avenue to its intersection with the west right-of-way line of the Los Angeles County 
Flood Control District's Dominguez Channel, then easterly along the south right-of- 
way line of Marine Avenue to its intersection with the east right-of-way line of the 
Los Angeles County Flood Control District's Dominguez Channel, then 
southwesterly along the east right-of-way line of the Los Angeles County Flood 
Control District's Dominguez Channel to its intersection with the south right-of-way 
line of Marine Avenue, then easterly along the south right-of-way line of Marine 
Avenue to and including 15102 Eriel Avenue to its intersection with the prolongation 
of the east lot line of 15102 Eriel Avenue, then southerly along the east lot line of 
15102 Eriel Avenue to its intersection with the east prolongation of the north lot line 
of 3139 155th Street, then westerly along the east prolongation of the north lot line of 
3139 155th Street, to its intersection with the east lot line of 15500 Chadron Avenue, 
then southerly along the east lot line of 15500 Chadron Avenue to and including 
15712 Chadron Avenue to its intersection with the north right-of-way line of 
Manhattan Beach Boulevard, then westerly along the north right-of-way line of 
Manhattan Beach Boulevard to the point of beginning. (Ord. 2007-0098 § 1, 2007: 
Ord. 2003-0068 § 1, 2003: Ord. 92-0009 § 3, 1992.) 



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15.64.742 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking 
restrictions. The Director of Public Works is authorized to impose the parking 
restrictions identified in this section, issue parking permits, and post and maintain 
permit parking signs for an area in the District upon receiving a petition requesting 
preferential parking restrictions for an area in the District signed by residents living 
in at least two-thirds of the dwelHng units comprising not less than 50 percent of the 
highway frontage of the area of the District proposed for parking restrictions. Parking 
without a permit on highways within the District that do not have permit parking 
signs posted is allowed. Parking without a resident permit in areas in which permit 
parking signs are posted is prohibited in the District as follows: 

Days and Hours. 

Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., except holidays; and 
Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., except holidays. 



Streets 

Cerise Avenue 

Ermanita Avenue 
Faysmith Avenue 
Lemoli Avenue 

Falda Avenue 
Ogram Avenue 
Chadron Avenue 

155th Street 

157th Street 

152nd Street 
153rd Street 
Marine Avenue 



154th Place 

154th Street 

152nd Place 

Manhattan Beach Boulevard 
Frontage Road 



Location 

Each side from 1 54th Street to Manhattan Beach 

Boulevard. 

Each side from 152nd Street to 157th Street. 

Each side from 152nd Street to 157th Street. 

Each side from Marine Avenue to Manhattan 

Beach Boulevard. 

Each side from 155th Street to 157th Street. 

Each side from 155th Street to 157th Street. 

Each side from 155th Street to Manhattan Beach 

Boulevard. 

Each side from Chadron Avenue to Falda 

Avenue. 

Each side from Chadron Avenue to Patronella 

Avenue. 

Each side from Cerise Avenue to Eriel Avenue. 

Each side from Lemoli Avenue to Eriel Avenue. 

South side from Cranbrook Avenue to the Los 

Angeles County Dominguez Flood Confrol 

Channel. 

Each side from Lemoli Avenue to Eriel 

Avenue. 

Each side from Lemoli Avenue to Eriel 

Avenue. 

Each side from Lemoli Avenue to Eriel 

Avenue. 

Each side from the west side of the 

Dominguez Channel to Cranbrook Avenue. 



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15.64.743 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — ^Permit types. 

The following types of permits will be issued in the El Camino Preferential Parking 
District No. 1: 

Each dwelling unit may receive: 

One bumper sticker permit renewable once every three years and three hanger 
permits renewable once every three years. 

Each dwelling unit within the district may receive visitor permits by contacting 
the department of public works or the Lennox Sheriffs Station. 

Visitor permits shall be valid for one day and only on the date specified on the 
permit. (Ord. 95-0027 § 7, 1995: Ord. 92-0009 § 5, 1992.) 

15.64.744 El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 — ^Permit fees. 

Parking permits specified in Section 15.64.743 shall be issued to any dwelling unit of 
the district upon payment of a fee of $14.00 for each three-year renewal period. (Ord. 
95-0027 § 8, 1995: Ord. 92-0009 § 6, 1992.) 

15.64.780 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. 

The purpose of the Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District is to reduce noise, 
litter, blockage of residential driveways, and to equitably allocate residential parking 
for 



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residents and their visitors living on Alvem Street in Ladera Heights. (Ord. 97-001 1 § 1, 
1997.) 

15.64.781 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Description. 

The street described below shall be designated Ladera Heights Preferential Parking 
District No. 1. 

Alvem Street from Centinela frontage road northerly to Radlock Avenue. (Ord. 
97-0011 §2,1997.) 

15.64.782 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — ^Parking 
restrictions. Parking without a resident permit is prohibited in the district as follows: 

Days and hours — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. (Ord. 
97-0011 §3,1997.) 

15.64.783 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit 
types. Each dwelling unit in the Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 may 
receive the following types of permits by contacting the department of public works: 

Two bumper sticker permits renewable once every five years and three hanger 
permits renewable once every five years. 

Each dwelling unit within the district may receive visitor permits by contacting 
the department of public works or the Ladera Heights sheriffs substation office. 

Visitor permits shall be valid for one day only and on the date specified on the 
permit. (Ord. 97-001 1 § 4, 1997.) 

15.64.784 Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit fees. 

Parking permits specified in Section 15.64.783 shall be issued to any dwelling unit of 
the district upon payment of a fee of $1 17.00 for each five-year renewal period. (Ord. 
97-0011 §5,1997.) 

15.64.790 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Purpose. The purpose 
of the Young Drive Preferential Parking District is to reduce noise, litter, blockage of 
residential driveways, and to equitably allocate residential parking for residents and 
their visitors. (Ord. 99-0054 § 1, 1999.) 

15.64.791 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Description. The 

street described below shall be designated as the Young Drive Preferential Parking 
District: 

Young Drive between the southern boundary of the city of La Canada Flintridge 
and Barton Lane. (Ord. 99-0054 § 2, 1999.) 

15.64.792 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Parking restrictions. 

Parking without a resident permit is prohibited in the parking district as follows: 

Days and Hours — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. (Ord. 
99-0054 § 3, 1999.) 

15.64.793 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Permit types. Upon 
payment of the fee specified in Section 15.64.794, each dwelling unit in the Young 
Drive Preferential Parking District may receive: 

A. Three bumper sticker permits, valid for three years; 

B. Five mirror hanger permits, valid for three years; and 

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C. Visitor permits issued by the department of public works or the sheriffs 
department, valid for one day only and only on the date specified on the visitor permit. 
(Ord. 99-0054 § 4, 1999.) 

15.64.794 Young Drive Preferential Parking District — Permit fees. Parking 
permits specified in Section 15.64.793 may be issued to any dwelling unit within the 
parking district upon payment of a fee of $71.00 to the department of public works. 
Permits provided for in subsections A and B of Section 15.64.793 shall be obtained 
from the department of public works. Visitor permits may be obtained from either the 
department of public works or the La Cresenta Valley sheriffs substation office. (Ord. 
99-0054 § 5, 1999.) 

15.64.800 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. 

The purpose of the 58th Place Preferential Parking District is to reduce noise, litter and 
blockage of residential driveways, and to equitably allocate residential parking for 
residents and their visitors living on 58th Place in the unincorporated Baldwin Hills 
area. (Ord. 99-0093 §1,1999.) 

15.64.801 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Description. The 

street described below shall be designated 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 
1: 58th Place from Overhill Drive to 480 feet east of Overhill Drive. (Ord. 99-0093 § 2, 
1999.) 

15.64.802 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking 
restrictions. Parking without a permit is prohibited in the parking district as follows: 
Days and hours - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., seven days a week, including holidays. (Ord. 
99-0093 § 3, 1999.) 

15.64.803 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. 

Each dwelling unit in the 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 may receive the 
following types of permits by contacting the city of Los Angeles: 

A maximum of three resident parking permits, renewable every year; 

A maximum of two visitor permits, renewable every four months; 

Day passes, valid for one day, on the date specified on the permit. (Ord. 99-0093 § 
4, 1999.) 

15.64.804 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit fees. 

Parking permits specified in Section 15.64.804 shall be issued to any dwelling unit of 
the parking district upon payment of the following fees: 

Each resident parking permit — $10.00 for each annual renewal period; 

Each visitor permit — $15.00 for each four-month period; 

Each day pass — $1 .00 per day. (Ord. 99-0093 § 5, 1999.) 

15.64.805 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Deposit of permit 
fees. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 15.64.690, the permit fees generated by 
this preferential parking district may be paid into the treasury of the city of Los Angeles 
to be used only for the purpose of administering the 58th Place Preferential Parking 
District No. 1 of the county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 99-0093 § 6, 1999.) 



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15.64.806 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Administration 
of the district. The city of Los Angeles will administer the preferential parking district 
in accordance with the provisions of the "Agreement Between City of Los Angeles and 
County of Los Angeles — Preferential Parking Districts on 58th Place." (Ord. 99-0093 
§7,1999.) 

15.64.807 58th Place Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Condition of 
district existence. This parking district shall become operative and remain in 
existence only during the period that the city of Los Angeles has in existence a 
parking district on 58th Place from Overhill Drive to Edgemar Avenue, with the same 
parking restrictions, permit types and permit fees as those established by the 
ordinance codified in this section, and the "Agreement to Cooperate in Creating and 
Administering the 58th Place Preferential Parking District" between the county of Los 
Angeles and the city of Los Angeles remains in effect. (Ord. 99-0093 § 8, 1999.) 

15.64.850 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Purpose. The 

purpose of the Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District is to reduce noise, litter, 
blockage of residential driveways, and to equitably allocate residential parking for 
residents living on Poulter Drive between Colima Road and Natalie Drive. (Ord. 
2002-0058 § 1, 2002.) 

15.64.851 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Boundary des- 
cription. The area described below shall be designated the Poulter Drive Preferential 
Parking District: 

The north and south sides of Poulter Drive between Colima Road and Natalie 
Drive. (Ord. 2002-0058 § 2, 2002.) 

15.64.852 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Parking restrict- 
ions. Parking without a resident permit is prohibited in the district as follows: 

Days and hours — Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, including holidays. (Ord. 
2002-0058 § 3, 2002.) 

15.64.853 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Permit types. The 

following types of permits will be issued in the Poulter Drive Preferential Parking 
District: 

Each dwelling unit may receive: 

Two bumper sticker permits renewable once every three years and three hanger 
permits renewable once every three years; 

Each dwelling unit within the district may receive visitor permits by contacting 
the department of public works or the Norwalk Sheriffs Station office; 

Visitor permits shall be valid for one day only and on the date specified on the 
permit. (Ord. 2002-0058 § 4, 2002.) 

15.64.854 Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District — Fees. Parking 
permits specified in Section 15.64.853 shall be issued to any dwelling unit within the 
district upon payment of a fee of $90.00 for each three-year renewal period. (Ord. 
2002-0058 § 5, 2002.) 

15.64.900 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. The 

purpose of the Ramona Preferential Parking District is to reduce noise, litter, blockage 

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of residential driveways, and to equitably allocate residential parking for residents living 
on the south side of Allen Avenue between Fordland Avenue and Ramona Avenue, the 
west side of Ramona Avenue between Allen Avenue and Gladstone Street, and both 
sides of Ghent Street between Ramona Avenue and a point 200 feet west of Ramona 
Avenue. (Ord. 2002-0081 § 1, 2002.) 

15.64.901 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Boundary 
description. The area described below shall be designated Ramona Preferential Parking 
District No. 1: 

The south side of Allen Avenue between Fordland Avenue and Ramona Avenue, 
the west side of Ramona Avenue between Allen Avenue and Gladstone Street, and both 
sides of Ghent Street between Ramona Avenue and a point 200 feet west of Ramona 
Avenue. (Ord. 2002-0081 § 2, 2002.) 

15.64.902 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking restrict- 
ions. Parking without a resident permit is prohibited in the district as follows: 

Days and Hours — seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, including holi- 
days. (Ord. 2002-0081 § 3, 2002.) 

15.64.903 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. The 

following types of permits will be issued in the Ramona Preferential Parking District 
No. 1: 

Each dwelling unit may receive: 

Five hanger permits renewable once every three years. 

Each dwelling unit within the district may receive visitor permits by contacting 
the department of public works or the San Dimas Sheriffs Substation office. 

Visitor permits shall be valid for one day only and on the date specified on the 
permit. (Ord. 2002-0081 § 4, 2002.) 

15.64.904 Ramona Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Fees. Parking 
permits specified in Section 15.64.903 shall be issued to any dwelling unit within the 
district upon payment of a fee of $90.00 for each three-year renewal period. (Ord. 2002- 
0081 §5,2002.) 

15.64.1000 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Purpose. The 

purpose of the Marcheta Preferential Parking District is to reduce noise, litter, 
blockage of residential driveways, and to equitably allocate residential parking for 
residents living on Marcheta Street from a point 250 feet east of Lake Avenue to a 
point 530 feet east of Lake Avenue on the north side and from a point 270 feet east of 
Lake Avenue to a point 520 feet east of Lake Avenue on the south side of Marcheta 
Street. (Ord. 2005-0082 § 1, 2005: Ord. 2003-0069 § 1, 2003.) 

15.64.1001 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Boundary 
description. The area described below shall be designated as the Marcheta 
Preferential Parking District No. 1 : 

The north side of Marcheta Street from a point 250 feet east of Lake Avenue to 
a point 530 feet east of Lake Avenue and the south side of Marcheta Street from a 
point 270 feet east of Lake Avenue to a point 520 feet east of Lake Avenue. (Ord. 
2005-0082 § 2, 2005: Ord. 2003-0069 § 2, 2003.) 



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15.64.1002 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Parking 
restrictions. Parking without a resident permit is prohibited in the district as follows: 

Days and Hours — From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except holidays. (Ord. 2003-0069 § 3, 2003.) 

15.64.1003 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Permit types. 

The following types of permits will be issued in the Marcheta Preferential Parking 
District No. 1: 

Each dwelling unit may receive: 

Four hanger permits renewable once every three years. 

Unlimited visitor permits by contacting the Department of Public Works or the 
Altadena Sheriffs Station office. 

Visitor permits shall be valid for a 24-hour period as specified on the permit. 
(Ord. 2003-0069 § 4, 2003.) 

15.64.1004 Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 — Fees. Parking 
permits specified in Section 15.64.1003 shall be issued to any dwelling unit within the 
district upon payment of a fee of $75 for each three-year renewal period. 

Visitor permits may be obtained without charge. (Ord. 2003-0069 § 5, 2003.) 



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Chapter 15.68 
TRESPASS BY MOTOR VEHICXES^s 

Sections: 

1 5.68.01 Private street defined. 

15.68.020 Private property — Operating vehicle without permission 

prohibited. 
1 5.68.030 Public property — Operating vehicle without pemiission 

prohibited. 
15.68.040 Possession of written pennission required by vehicle operator. 
1 5.68.050 Exceptions — Emergency, commercial and other vehicles. 
1 5.68.060 No conflict with state law. 

15.68.010 Private street defined. As used in this chapter, "private street" 
means a street over which private persons have an easement to travel, and does not 
include driveways, paths or other ways over which no one has a right to travel 
except by license. (Ord. 8971 § 1 (part), 1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art. 2 § 7014, 1954.) 

15.68.020 Private property — Operating vehicle without permission pro- 
hibited. A person shall not operate any type of motor vehicle upon the private 
property of another except a highway or private street, without first obtaining the 
written permission of the person in lawful possession of the property or, if the 
property is unoccupied, of the owner. (Ord. 86-0206 § 1, 1986: Ord. 8971 § 1 (part), 
1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art. 2 § 7011, 1954.) 

15.68.030 Public property — Operating vehicle without permission prohib- 
ited. A person shall not operate any type of motor vehicle upon any public property 
except a highway or private street, without first obtaining the written permission of 
the public entity which is in possession of such property or, if the property is 
unoccupied, of the public entity which owns such property. (Ord. 86-0206 § 2, 1986: 
Ord. 8971 § 1 (part), 1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art. 2 § 7012, 1954.) 

15.68.040 Possession of written permission required by vehicle operator. 

Every person who operates any type of motor vehicle upon the private property of 
another or upon any public property except a highway or private street, at all times 
while so operating shall maintain in his possession the written permission required 
by this chapter, except that if the same document grants such permission to two or 
more persons, a person named in such document need not have such document in 
his possession while another person named in the same document, riding in the 
same group, and not more than 300 feet from such person, has such document in his 
possession. (Ord. 86-0206 § 3, 1986: Ord. 897 1 § 1 (part), 1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art. 2 
§ 7013, 1954.) 

15.68.050 Exceptions — Emergency, commercial and other vehicles. This 
chapter does not prohibit the use of such property by: 

A. Emergency vehicles; 

B. Vehicles of commerce in the course of the conduct of normal business; 

C. Vehicles being operated on property devoted to commercial or indus- 
trial purposes where such operation is in conjunction with commercial or industrial 

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use and where such operation is expressly or impliedly given by the person in 
possession of the property; 

D. Vehicles operating on property actually used for residential purposes 
and where such vehicles are there at the express or implied invitation of the owner 
or occupant; 

E. Vehicles being operated on public or private parking lots where permis- 
sion to so operate is expressly or impliedly given by the person in possession of the 
lot; 

F. Vehicles being operated on private or public lands where permission to 
operate motor vehicles has been expressly or impliedly given by posting such lands 
as open for recreational off-highway use. (Ord. 86-0206 § 4, 1986: Ord. 8971 § 1 
(part), 1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art 2 § 7016, 1954.) 

15.68.060 No conflict with state law. This chapter does not prohibit any act, 
either expressly authorized or expressly prohibited by either Section 602 of the 
Penal Code, or Section 21 1 13 of the Vehicle Code of the state of California, or by any 
other state law. (Ord. 8971 § 1 (part), 1965: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art. 2 § 7015, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.72 
REPOSSESSION OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

Sections: 

15.72.010 Report to sheriff required — Contents. 

15.72.010 Report to sheriff required — Contents. Every person who 
recovers possession or takes possession of any motor vehicle under the provisions 
of any conditional sale or lease contract or chattel mortgage, hereafter termed 
"repossessed" or "repossessing," shall within 24 hours after repossessing such 
vehicle, if repossessed within the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, 
complete and file at the sheriffs station which services the area in which reposses- 
sion occurs, a form furnished by the sheriff setting forth the following information: 

A. The make, model, year, motor number, serial number, and license number 
of such vehicle; 

B. The name and address of the registered owner of such vehicle; 

C. The name and address of the legal owner of such vehicle at the time of 
repossession; 

D. The name and address of the person or agency repossessing the vehicle; 

E. Date, time, and exact location of repossession; 

F. Such other information as the sheriff shall find to be necessary for the 
identification of vehicles reported to the sheriff as having been stolen, or necessary 
for the prevention of fraud in the repossession of motor vehicles. (Ord. 9120 § 1, 
1966; Ord. 7286 § 2, 1958: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art. 1 § 7001, 1954.) 



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Chapter 15.76 
MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS 

Sections: 

15.76.010 One-way highways — Designation — Signs required. 

15.76.020 Closing streets to vehicular traffic. 

15.76.030 Driver training — Closing certain streets authorized when. 

15.76.040 Driver training — Driving on closed streets restricted. 

15.76.050 School grounds — Street closure authorized when. 

15.76.060 Operating vehicles on closed streets prohibited. 

15.76.070 Funeral processions. 

15.76.080 Driving or riding vehicles on sidewalk. 

15.76.090 Riding on bicycle or motorcycle handlebars. 

15.76.100 Clinging to moving vehicles prohibited. 

15.76.110 Pedestrian tunnels — Closure conditions. 

15.76.120 Repairing of vehicles on highway. 

15.76.130 Washing vehicles in highway. 

15.76.140 Molesting of traffic counting devices prohibited. 

15.76.150 Injuring new pavement and painted markings. 

15.76.160 Flagman where traffic-control devices are inoperative. 

15.76.170 Flagmen at construction and maintenance areas. 

15.76.180 Cleaning of sidewalks required. 

15.76.190 Littering highways or sidewalks prohibited. 

15.76.200 Operating noisy motor vehicles off highways — Restrictions. 

15.76.210 Private parking facilities serving the public — Statutory 

provisions applicable — Findings. 

15.76.220 Private parking facilities serving the public — Designated. 

15.76.010 One-way highways — Designation — Signs required. If the 

board finds that the width of a county highway, the amount of traffic thereon, and 
the availability of other highways is such that traffic on such highway should 
proceed in one direction only, the commissioner shall erect and maintain in a 
conspicuous place on such highway at the intersection of each highway intersecting 
such highway adequate signs bearing the words "One Way" and indicating which 
way. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1408, 1954.) 

15.76.020 Closing streets to vehicular trafflc. Whenever the board finds 
that any portion of any highway is no longer needed for vehicular traffic, either 
permanently or at certain times during the day, it shall instruct the road commis- 
sioner to place, and the road commissioner shall place, or cause to be placed, 
appropriate signs or barricades, or both, specifying that such portion of such 
highway is closed to vehicular traffic at such hours of the day, or permanently, as 
the case may be, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 21101 of 
the Vehicle Code. All signs giving notice to such closing shall conform to Section 
21103 of the Vehicle Code and also to the specifications applicable to stop signs 
set forth in the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6764 § 1 (part), 
1955: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1409, 1954.) 



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15.76.030 Driver training — Closing certain streets authorized when. 

Whenever the commissioner finds and determines that it would be in the interest 
of automobile driver training programs in secondary schools and that traffic would 
not be unduly impeded, he may place or cause to be placed appropriate signs or 



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barricades or both specifying that particular streets are closed to through traffic 
during legal school hours, pursuant to provisions of paragraph (e) of Section 21101 
of the Vehicle Code, for the purpose of conducting such driver training programs. 
(Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), 1960: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1406, 1954.) 

15.76.040 Driver training — Driving on closed streets restricted. A person 
shall not operate any vehicle on any portion of the highway so closed to through 
traffic except for the purpose of going to or from a point within the specified closed 
area. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1407, 1954.) 

15.76.050 School grounds — Street closure authorized when. Whenever the 
board finds that closing any portion of any street or highway crossing or dividing 
any school ground or grounds is necessary for the protection of persons attending 
such school or school grounds, it shall instruct the road commissioner to place, and 
the road commissioner shall place, or cause to be placed, appropriate signs or 
barricades, or both, specifying that portion of such street or highway closed to 
vehicular traffic during such hours and days as the board may specify, pursuant to 
provisions of Section 21102 of the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 7843 § 2 (part), I960: Ord. 
7225 § 2, 1957: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1410, 1954.) 

15.76.060 Operating vehicles on closed streets prohibited. A person shall 
not operate any vehicle on any portion of the highway closed to traffic pursuant to 
either Section 15.76.020 or Section 15.76.050. (Ord. 7286 § 1, 1958: Ord. 7257 § 1 
(part), 1957: Ord. 7230 § I (part), 1957: Ord. 7225 § 1, 1957; Ord. 6764 § 1 (part), 
1955: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1410.5, 1954.) 

15.76.070 Funeral processions. The operator of any vehicle and the rider of 
any bicycle shall not drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral procession 
where the vehicle immediately in front of which such operator or rider passes in 
driving through such procession is conspicuously designated as constituting a part 
of such procession. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1403, 1954.) 

15.76.080 Driving or riding vehicles on sidewalk. A person shall not operate 
any bicycle or any vehicle or ride any animal on any sidewalk or parkway except at a 
permanent or temporary driveway or at specific locations thereon where the 
commissioner finds that such locations are suitable for, and has placed appropriate 
signs and/or markings permitting such operation or riding. (Ord. 1 1 149, 1975: Ord. 
7033 § 1, 1956: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1401, 1954.) 

15.76.090 Riding on bicycle or motorcycle handlebars. The operator of a 
bicycle or motorcycle shall not carry any other person upon the handlebars of such 
bicycle or motorcycle. A person shall not ride upon the handlebars of any bicycle or 
motorcycle. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1402, 1954.) 

15.76.100 Clinging to moving vehicles prohibited. A person operating, rid- 
ing or traveling upon any bicycle, motorcycle, toy vehicle, or other moving device 
of any nature whatever on any public highway shall not cling to or attach himself to, 
or his vehicle or device to, any other moving vehicle or streetcar. (Ord. 6544 Ch. I 
Art. 4 § 1404, 1954.) 

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15.76.110 Pedestrian tunnels ■ — Closure conditions. Whenever the board 
finds and determines that the use of any pedestrian tunnel is dangerous because of 
the presence of loiterers, or for other reasons, and that it is not economically feasible 
to protect such tunnels other than by temporary closure, the commissioner shall 
install gates and post signs, or cause such gates and signs to be installed, prohibiting 
the entrance by persons into such a tunnel during such times as the tunnel is not 
required by pedestrians going to or from the school premises and the commissioner 
has caused such gates to be locked and posted signs informing the public that such 
tunnel is temporarily closed. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1504, 1954.) 

15.76.120 Repairing of vehicles on highway. A. A person shall not repair, or 
make any repairs, or add or install any part or accessory to or on any vehicle while 
the same is upon any public highway or alley. 

B. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the operator of any vehicle 
which is disabled while upon any public highway or alley, to such extent that it is 
impossible to avoid stopping, from making or causing to be made the repairs 
necessary to enable such vehicle to be moved from the public highway or alley. 
(Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 5 § 1503, 1954.) 

15.76.130 Washing vehicles in highway. A person shall not dust, wipe, wash 
or otherwise clean, use or employ any method of dusting, wiping, washing or 
otherwise cleaning any vehicle or portion thereof while on any highway unless such 
vehicle is owned by or under the direct control or supervision, for purposes other 
than such wiping, washing, cleaning or dusting of the person doing any of the acts 
herein enumerated. (Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 5 § 1502, 1954.) 

15.76.140 Molesting of traffic counting devices prohibited. Unless autho- 
rized by the commissioner, a person shall not move, molest, tamper with or damage 
in any way any traffic counting device which has been located within a county 
highway or adjacent thereto by authority of the commissioner. (Ord. 6544 Ch. I Art. 
5 § 1501, 1954.) 

15.76.150 Injuring new pavement and painted markings. When a barrier or 
sign is in place warning persons not to drive over or across any newly made 
pavement or any pavement under construction or any freshly painted markings 
upon any highway, a person shall not drive over such pavement or markings. (Ord. 
6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1405, 1954.) 

15.76.160 Flagman where traffic-control devices are inoperative. Whenever 
the road commissioner finds and determines that official traffic-control devices are 
disabled or otherwise inoperable, he may regulate traffic by means of any person 
given temporary appointment for such duty. (Ord. 11045 § 1, 1974: Ord. 7257 § 2 
(part), 1957: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1412, 1954.) 

15.76.170 Flagmen at construction and maintenance areas. Whenever the 
road commissioner finds that the regulation of traffic is necessary at the site of road 
or street construction or maintenance, he may regulate traffic by means of persons 
authorized for such duty. (Ord. 11045 § 2, 1974: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 4 § 1412.1, 
1954.) 

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15.76.180 Cleaning of sidewalks required. No person shall fail, refuse or 
neglect to keep the sidewalk adjacent to his house, place of business, or premises 
in a clean and neat condition, free of offensive matter of any kind or nature. (Ord. 
11542 § 1, 1977: Ord. 11521 § 1, 1971: Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 5 § 1504.1, 1954.) 

15.76.190 Littering highways or sidewalks prohibited. No person shall 
throw, place, deposit or dump, or cause to be placed, deposited or dumped upon 
any highway or sidewalk, any bottle, can, garbage, rubbish or any substance likely 
to injure or damage traffic using the highway or sidewalk. (Ord. 11521 § 2, 1977: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 1 Art. 5 § 1505, 1954.) 

15.76.200 Operating noisy motor vehicles off highways — Restrictions. 

A. A person shall not operate any motor vehicle (including any motorcycle, trail 
bike, dune buggy, motor scooter or jeep) or the motor thereof on any place other 
than a highway so as to disturb the peace or quiet of any neighborhood or person 
by noise, dust, smoke or fumes caused by such motor vehicle. 

B. This section does not apply to any act prohibited by Section 372 of the 
Penal Code, or prohibited or expressly permitted by any state statute. (Ord. 10014 
§ 1, 1970: Ord. 9871 § 1, 1969: Ord. 6544 Ch. 7 Art. 3 §§ 7021, 7022, 1954.) 

15.76.210 Private parking facUities serving the public — Statutory 
provisions applicable — Findings. A. The provisions of Sections 22350, 23103, 
and 23109 and the provisions of Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) 
of the California Vehicle Code shall apply to the privately owned and maintained 
off-street parking facilities described in Section 15.76.220. The provisions of this 
section shall not apply for any off-street parking facility unless the owner or 
operator has caused to be posted in a conspicuous place at each entrance to the ol^- 
street parking facility a notice not less than 17 by 22 inches in size with lettering 
not less than one inch in height, to the effect that the facility is subject to public 
traffic regulations and control. 

B. It is found and declared that the privately owned and maintained off- 
street parking facilities as described in Section 15.76.220 of this chapter are 
generally held open for use of the public for purposes of vehicular parking. (Ord. 
93-0040 § 2, 1993.) 

15.76.220 Private parking facilities serving the public — • Designated. 

Private parking facilities described in Section 15.76.210 include: 

A. The following private parking facilities located within the unincorporated 
portions of the area commonly referred to as Universal City and identified as A Lot, 
Bank of America Parking Lot, J Lot, JJ Lot, M Lot, N Lot, RR Lot, U Lot, V Lot, 
W Lot, and Z lot. (Ord. 93-0040 § 3, 1993.) 



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Chapter 15.78 
CRUISING 

Sections: 

15.78.010 Cruising prohibited. 
15-78.020 Penalty for vehicular cruising. 

15.78.010 Cruising prohibited. A. The ranking peace officer on duty within 
any area affected by traffic congestion may, having determined that such area is 
so affected, establish one or more traffic control points at or near such area to 
regulate cruising. Cruising is defined to mean the driving of a motor vehicle two 
or more times within a six-hour period, in a particular direction, past a traffic 
control point so established on a portion of any street identified as subject to 
cruising controls by signs posted at the beginning and end of the controlled roadway 
that briefly and clearly state the appropriate provisions of this section and Section 
21100(k) of the Vehicle Code, and after the operator of the vehicle, either as the 
operator or passenger therein, has been given the notice specified in this section. 
The ranking peace officer on duty within, or near, the area affected by traffic 
congestion, or his designee, shall be empowered to post the signs required by this 
section. 

B. Any person, who, as the operator of, or a passenger in, a motor vehicle 
driven in a particular direction, past any traffic control point established by the 
ranking peace officer on duty within the affected area, on a portion of any street 
identifled as subject to cruising controls as specified in subsection A, may be given 
written notice that further driving past the control point, in violation of subsection 
C, hereof, will be a violation of this section. 

C. No person, having driven a motor vehicle, or, having been a passenger 
in a motor vehicle driven, past a traffic control point established pursuant to this 
section and having received written notice that further driving past the traffic 
control point will constitute a violation of this section, shall drive past the control 
point within the period while cruising controls are in effect. Each successive trip 
past the traf^c control point shall constitute a separate violation of this section, and 
no additional notice shall be required prior to issuance of a second or subsequent 
citation, or arrest. 

D. This section shall not apply to: 

1. Any authorized vehicle as defined in Section 165 of the California 
Vehicle Code; 

2. Any publicly owned vehicle of any city, county, district, state or 
federal agency; 

3. Any vehicle licensed for public transportation or vehicles which 
■are normally used for business purposes and are engaged in such business use. (Ord. 
97-0020U § 2 (part), 1997.) 

15.78.020 Penalty for vehicular cruising. Notwithstanding the provisions 
of Section 15.12.010, it shall be an infraction for any person to violate this section 
and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as follows: 

A. For the first offense by a fine of $100.00; 

B. For a second offense occurring within one year of a prior violation of 
this section which resulted in a conviction, by a fine of $200.00; 

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C. For a third or any subsequent offense occurring within one year of two 
or more prior violations which resulted in convictions, by a fine of $250.00. (Ord. 
97-0020U § 2 (part), 1997.) 



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15.80.010 



Chapter 15.80 
ABANDONED OR INOPERATIVE VEHICLES^^ 

Sections: 

1 5.80.0 1 Vehicles deemed public nuisance when — Statutory 

authority. 
15.80.020 Definitions. 
1 5.80.030 Chapter provisions not exclusive. 
1 5.80.040 Exceptions to chapter applicability. 
1 5.80.050 Administration and enforcement — Right of entry. 
1 5.80.060 Abatement and removal authority. 
1 5.80.070 Notice of intention to abate required when — Contents. 
1 5.80.080 Hearing on removal — Conditions — Not required when. 
1 5.80.090 Hearing on removal — Conduct — Road commissioner 

decision. 
1 5.80. 1 00 Notice of removal — Required. 
1 5. 80. 1 1 Notice of removal — Appeal to board of supervisors. 
1 5.80. 1 20 Notice of removal — Board action on appeals. 
1 5.80. 1 30 Costs not assessed against owner of land. 
1 5.80. 1 40 Abatement — Removal to scrapyard or other location — 

Reconstruction limitations. 
1 5.80. 1 50 Abatement — Notice to Department of Motor Vehicles. 

15.80.010 Vehicles deemed public nuisance when — Statutory authority. In 

addition to and in accordance with the determination made and the authority 
granted by the state of California under Section 22660 of the Vehicle Code to 
remove abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicles or parts thereof as 
public nuisances, the board of supervisors hereby makes the following findings and 
declarations: 

The accumulation and storage of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or 
inoperative vehicles or parts thereof on private or public property, not including 
highways, is found to create a condition tending to reduce the value of private 
property, to promote blight and deterioration, to invite plundering, to create fire 
hazards, to constitute an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and 
safety of minors, to create a harborage for rodents and insects, and to be injurious to 
the health, safety and general welfare. Therefore, the presence of an abandoned, 
wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle, or parts thereof, on private or public 
property not including highways, except as expressly hereinafter permitted in this 
chapter, is declared to constitute a public nuisance which may be abated as such in 
accordance with the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 10 Art. 1 § 10101, 1954.) 

15.80.020 Definitions. As used in this chapter 

A. "Owner of land" means the owner of the land on which the vehicle, or 
parts thereof, is located, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll. 

B. "Owner of vehicle" means the last registered owner and legal owner of 
record. 

C. "Public property" does not include "highway." (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 
1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 2 §§ 10201 — 10203, 1954.) 

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15.80.030 Chapter provisions not exclusive. This chapter is not the 
exclusive regulation of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicles 
within the unincorporated area of the county. It shall supplement and be in addition 
to the other regulatory codes, statutes and ordinances heretofore or hereafter 
enacted by the county, the state, or any other legal entity or agency having jurisdic- 
tion. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (pan), 1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 3 § 10301, 1954.) 

15.80.040 Exceptions to chapter applicability. This chapter shall not apply 
to: 

A. A vehicle, or parts thereof, which is completely enclosed within a 
building in a lawful manner where it is not visible from the street or other public or 
private property; or 

B. A vehicle, or parts thereof, which is stored or parked in a lawful manner 
on private property in connection with the business of a hcensed dismantler, 
licensed vehicle dealer, a junk dealer, or when such storage or parking is necessary 
to the operation of a lawfully conducted business or commercial enterprise. 

C. Nothing in this section shall authorize the maintenance of a public or 
private nuisance as defined under provisions of law other than Chapter 10 (com- 
mencing with Section 22650) of Division 11 of the Vehicle Code and this chapter. 
(Ord. 1 1499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 1 § 10102, 1954.) 

15.80.050 Administration and enforcement — Right of entry. Except as 
otherwise provided herein, the provisions of this chapter shall be administered and 
enforced by the California Highway Patrol pursuant to Section 22665 of the 
California Vehicle Code. In the enforcement of this chapter, an officer of the Patrol 
or any other duly authorized representative may enter upon private or public 
property to examine a vehicle or parts thereof, or obtain information as to the 
identity of a vehicle, and to remove or cause the removal of a vehicle or parts 
thereof declared to be a nuisance pursuant to this chapter. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 
1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 3 § 10302, 1954.) 

15.80.060 Abatement and removal authority. Upon discovering the exis- 
tence of an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle, or parts 
thereof, on private property or public property within the county, the California 
Highway Patrol shall have the authority to cause the abatement and removal 
thereof in accordance with the procedure prescribed herein. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 
1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 3 § 10303, 1954.) 

15.80.070 Notice of intention to abate required when — Contents. A. A 10- 
day notice of intention to abate and remove the vehicle, or parts thereof, as a public 
nuisance shall be mailed by registered or certified mail to the owner of the land and 
to the owner of the vehicle, unless: 

1. The vehicle is in such condition that identification numbers are 
not available to determine ownership; or 

2. The property owner and the owner of the vehicle have signed 
releases authorizing removal and waiving further interest in the vehicle or part 
thereof 

B. Such notice shall contain a statement of the hearing rights of the owner 
of the property on which the vehicle is located and of the owner of the vehicle. The 
statement shall include notice to the property owner that he may appear in person 

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at a hearing or may submit a swom written statement denying responsibility for the 
presence of the vehicle on the land, with his reasons for such denial, in lieu of 
appearing. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 4 § 10401, 1954.) 

15.80.080 Hearing on removal — Conditions — Not required when. A. 

Within 10 days from the mailing date of the notice of intention to abate and remove, 
the owner of the vehicle or the owner of the land receiving such notice may request a 
public hearing to be held by the road commissioner or his designate on the question 
of abatement and removal of the vehicle or parts thereof as an abandoned, wrecked, 
dismantled or inoperative vehicle. If the owner of the land submits a swom written 
statement denying responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on his land without 
such 10-day period, said statement shall be construed as a request for a hearing 
which does not require his presence. 

B. Notice of the hearing shall be mailed, by registered or certified mail, at 
least 10 days before the hearing to the owner of the land and to the owner of the 
vehicle, unless the vehicle is in such condition that identification numbers are not 
available to determine ownership. If such a request for hearing is not received 
within said 10 days after mailing of the notice of intention to abate and remove, the 
appropriate public body, agency or officer shall have the authority to remove the 
vehicle or parts thereof as a public nuisance without holding a public hearing. (Ord. 
11499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 4 § 10402, 1954.) 

15.80.090 Hearing on removal — Conduct — Road commissioner decision. 

A. At the time set for hearing or at the date to which the hearing may be continued, 
the road commissioner or his designate shall hear the facts and testimony presented 
at the hearing. The owner of the land may appear in person at the hearing, or present 
a swom written statement at the time of hearing denying responsibility for the 
presence of the vehicle on the land, with his reasons for denial. 

B. At the conclusion of the hearings, or at any time within 30 days there- 
after, the road commissioner or his designate shall determine, from the facts 
produced at the hearing, whether the vehicle or parts thereof should be abated and 
removed as a public nuisance, and shall make his order accordingly. He may 
impose such conditions and take such other action as he deems appropriate under 
the circumstances and may delay the time for removal of the vehicle or parts 
thereof if, in his opinion, the circumstances justify it. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 1977: 
Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 4 § 10403, 1954.) 

15.80.100 Notice of removal — Required. The road commissioner, or his 
designate, shall notify the owner of the land, the owner of the vehicle and the 
Califomia Highway Patrol by registered or certified mail of the decision and order. 
(Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 4 § 10404, 1954.) 

15.80.110 Notice of removal — Appeal to board of supervisors. Any owner of 
the property or owner of the vehicle may, within 10 days after mailing of the notice 
of decision and order, appeal such decision to the board of supervisors. The appeal 
shall be in writing, shall state the legal and factual basis upon which the appeal is to 
be based, and shall be filed with the road commissioner. The road commissioner 
shall forward the appeal, together with a copy of the decision and order, to the clerk 
of the board of supervisors. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 4 § 
10405, 1954.) 

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15.80.120 Notice of removal — Board action on appeals. Upon receipt of the 
appeal and decision and order, the board of supervisors may take any one of the 
following actions: 

A. Approve the decision and order; 

B. Refer the matter back to the road commissioner with or without instruc- 
tions; 

C. Set the matter for public hearing before itself; such public hearing shall 
be held de novo as if no hearing previouly had been held. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 
1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 4 § 10406, 1954.) 

15.80.130 Costs not assessed against owner of land. Costs of administration 
of this chapter or costs of removal of the vehicle or parts thereof shall not be 
assessed against the owner of the land. (Ord. 1 1499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 
Art. 4 § 10407, 1954.) 

15.80.140 Abatement — Removal to scrapyard or other location — Recon- 
struction limitations. Five days after adoption of an order declaring the vehicle or 
parts thereof to be a public nuisance and ordering the abatement and removal 
thereof, or if a hearing has been requested, 10 days from the date of mailing of notice 
of the decision and order, or if an appeal to the board of supervisors has been made, 
10 days after a final decision authorizing and ordering removal, the vehicle or parts 
thereof may be disposed of by removal to a scrapyard or licensed automobile 
dismantler's yard, or to any other location as provided in Section 22662 of the 
Vehicle Code. After a vehicle has been so removed, it shall not thereafter be 
reconstructed or made operable unless it is a vehicle which qualifies for either 
horseless carriage license plates or historical vehicle license plates, pursuant to 
Section 5004 of the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 1 1499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 6544 Ch. 10 Art. 
4 § 10501, 1954.) 

15.80.150 Abatement — Notice to Department of Motor Vehicles. Within 
five days after the date of removal of the vehicle or parts thereof, notice shall be 
given by the California Highway Patrol to the Department of Motor Vehicles 
identifying the vehicle or parts thereof removed. Said notice shall also include any 
evidence of registration available, including but not limited to registration certifi- 
cates, certificates of ownership and license plates. (Ord. 11499 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 
6544 Ch. 10 Art. 4 § 10502, 1954.) 



15-78 



Division 2 
MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 

Chapters: 

15.88 Parades 

15.92 Roads Under Construction 

15.96 Operation of Vehicles on County Grounds 

15.100 Mt. Wilson Trail 



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15.88.010 



Chapter 15.88 
PARADES^* 

Sections: 

15.88.010 Definitions. 

1 5.88.020 Permit — Required. 

1 5.88.030 Pennit — Provisions applicable to managers and participants. 

1 5.88.040 Application for pennit — Contents. 

15.88.050 Permit — Issuance conditions. 

15.88.060 Alternate dates, times and routes. 

1 5.88.070 Permit — Contents. 

1 5.88.080 Permit rejection — - Notice. 

15.88.090 Appeal procedure. 

1 5.88. 1 00 Notification to officers and utilities affected by parade. 

15.88.110 Revocation of permit. 

1 5.88. 1 20 Roadway closures. 

1 5.88. 1 25 Road closure — Notification. 

1 5.88. 1 30 Violation — Penalty. 

15.88.010 Definitions. As used in this chapter 

A. "Bicycle event" means an organized race or procession of people for 
advertisement, fund-raising, competition, or any other similar purpose upon a 
public highway, which does not comply with normal traffic regulations or controls 
or which may create a public safety hazard. 

B. "Parade" means an organized procession of people and/or vehicles, 
with or without animals, for display upon a public highway, which does not comply 
with normal traffic regulations or controls or which may create a public safety 
hazard. 

C. "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, copartnership, cor- 
poration, city, city and county, municipality, district, or other political subdivision. 

D. "Running event" means an organized race or procession of people for 
advertisement, fund-raising, competition, or any other similar purpose, upon a 
public highway, which does not comply with normal traffic regulations or controls 
or which may create a public safety hazard. (Ord. 89-0100 § 1, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 
(part), 1981.) 

15.88.020 Pennit — Required. A person shall not conduct, manage or 
participate in any parade, running event, or bicyle event unless he first procures 
from the sheriff a permit so to do. (Ord. 89-0100 § 2, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 
1981.) 

15.88.030 Permit — Provisions applicable to managers and participants. A 

person shall not conduct, manage, or participate in any way in any parade, running 
event, or bicycle event unless a permit has first been procured therefor, and shall 
not conduct, manage or participate in any parade, running event, or bicycle event in 
violation of or in any manner contrary to the provisions of such permit. (Ord. 89- 
0100 § 3, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 

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15^8.040 Application for permit — Contents. A. Any person desiring to 
conduct or manage a parade, running event, or bicycle event shall, not less than 15 
days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct such a parade, running 
event, or bicycle event, file with the county sheriff a verified application on a form 
furnished by the sheriff, setting forth the following information: 

1. The name of the person or organization wishing to conduct such 
parade, running event, or bicycle event; 

2. If the parade, running event, or bicycle event is proposed to be 
conducted for, on behalf of, or by an organization, the name, address and telephone 
number of the headquarters of the organization, and the authorized and responsible 
head of such organization; 

3. The name, address and telephone number of the person who will 
be the parade, running event, or bicycle event chairman and will be responsible for 
its conduct; 

4. The name, address and telephone number of the person or organi- 
zation to whom the permit is desired to be issued; 

5. The date when such parade, running event, or bicycle event is to be 
conducted; 

6. The route to be traveled, the starting point, and the termination 
point; 

7. The approximate number of persons who, and animals, vehicles, 
or bicycles which, will constitute such parade, running event, or bicycle event, the 
type of animals, and a description of the vehicles; 

8. The hour when such parade, running event, or bicycle event will 
start and terminate; 

9. Whether such parade, running event, or bicycle event will occupy 
all or only part of the width of the streets proposed to be traversed; 

10. A description of assembly and disassembly areas and streets to be 
used by such parade, running event, or bicycle event; 

11. The time at which units of the parade, running event, or bicycle 
event will begin to assemble at any such assembly area; 

12. The interval of space to be maintained between units of such 
parade; 

B. If such parade, running event, or bicycle event is desired to be held by 
and on behalf of or for any organization other than the applicant, the applicant for 
such permit shall file with the sheriff a communication in writing from such 
organization, authorizing the applicant to apply for such permit on its behalf (Ord. 
89-0100 § 4, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 

15.88.050 Permit — Issuance conditions. The sheriff shall within 10 days 
after filing of such application act thereon. The sheriff shall issue a permit for a 
parade, running event, or bicycle event if, from a consideration of the application, 
or such other information as the sheriff may otherwise obtain, or both, the sheriff 
finds that: 

A. The conduct of such parade, running event, or bicycle event will not 
substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to 
its routes; 

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B. The conduct of such parade, running event, or bicycle event will not 
require the diversion of so great a number of deputy sheriffs to properly police the 
line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police 
protection to the rest of the unincorporated territory; 

C. The concentration of persons, animals, vehicles, or bicycles at the 
assembly areas of the parade, running event, or bicycle event will not unduly 
interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance service to, areas 
contiguous to such assembly areas; 

D. The conduct of such parade, running event, or bicycle event will not 
interfere with the movement of fire-fighting equipment en route to a fire; 

E. The conduct of such parade, running event, or bicycle event is not 
reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property; 

F. Such parade, running event, or bicycle event will move from its point of 
origin to its point of termination expeditiously and without stopping en route; 

G. The conduct of such parade, running event, or bicycle event will not 
obstruct any construction or maintenance work scheduled to take place upon 
public roads. (Ord. 89-0100 § 5, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 

15.88.060 Alternate dates, times and routes. If the conduct of the parade, 
running event, or bicycle event on the proposed date, time and route is found by the 
sheriff to conflict with any of the requirements of this chapter, he may suggest an 
alternate date, time and route. If the applicant desires to accept the proposed date, 
time and route, he may, within three days, file a notice of acceptance with the 
sheriff, and the sheriff shall proceed to issue the permit. (Ord. 89-0100 § 6, 1989: 
Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 

15.88.070 Permit — Contents. Such permits shall prescribe the following, 
when applicable: 

A- Starting time; 

B. Minimum speed; 

C. Maximum speed; 

D. Maximum interval of space to be maintained between the units of such 
parade; 

E. What portions of the streets to be traversed may be occupied by such 
parade, running event, or bicycle event; and 

F. The maximum length of such parade, running event, or bicycle event in 
miles, kilometers or fractions thereof. (Ord. 89-0100 § 7, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 
(part), 1981.) 

15.88.080 Ptennit rejection — Notice. If the sheriff finds that such permits 
should not be issued, he shall immediately notify the supervisor or supervisors of 
the district or districts in which such parade, running event, or bicycle event was 
proposed to be held of such finding, together with the reasons therefor, and shall 
mail within 10 days after the date on which the application is filed a notice of his 
action denying the permit, stating in general terms the reason for denial of such 
permit. (Ord. 89-0100 § 8, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 

15.88.090 Appeal procedure. A. Upon a denial by the sheriff of an applica- 
tion made pursuant to Section 15.88.040, the applicant may appeal from the 
determination of the sheriff within five days thereafter to the board of supervisors 

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by filing a written notice of appeal for hearing by the board of supervisors at its next 
regular meeting. Upon such appeal, the board of supervisors may reverse, affirm or 
modify in any regard the determination of the sheriff. 

B. In the event an application is not filed within the required time, the 
applicant may request a waiver of such requirement by the board of supervisors at 
its next regular meeting, or at a special meeting which may be called prior thereto by 
the board of supervisors to consider such matter, and the board of supervisors, if it 
finds unusual circumstances and in the exercise of its sound discretion, may waive 
such requirement. (Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 

15.88.100 Notiiication to officers and utilities affected by parade, mnning 
event, or bicycle event A. Upon receipt of an application to hold a parade, running 
event, or bicycle event, the sheriff shall immediately forward one copy of the 
application to the office of the supervisor or supervisors in whose district or 
districts the parade, running event, or bicycle event is proposed to be held. 

B. Upon approval of a permit, the sheriff shall be responsible for notifying 
the director of public works, forester and fire warden and fire chief, and director of 
public health services, as well as all public utilities to be affected by the proposed 
parade, running event, or bicycle event. (Ord. 89-0100 § 9, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 
(part), 1981.) 

15.88.110 Revocation of permit. Any permit for a parade, running event, or 
bicycle event issued pursuant to this chapter may be revoked by the sheriff at any 
time when by reason of disaster, public calamity, riot or other emergency or because 
of an unusual change in circumstances, or because the permit was issued through 
mistake or inadvertence, the sheriff determines that the safety and convenience of 
the public or property requires such revocation. Notice of such action revoking a 
permit shall be delivered as soon as practicable, and in no event more than three 
days after the revocation in writing to the permittee by personal service or by 
certified mail. (Ord. 89-0100 § 10, 1989: Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 

15.88J20 Roadway closures. Whenever any public road or highway or 
portion thereof has been designated as a parade, running event, or bicycle event 
route pursuant to a permit issued by the sheriff, the sheriff shall have the authority 
to close such public road, highway, or portion thereof to normal and usual traffic for 
that period oftime necessary to safely conduct such event (Ord. 89-0100§ 11, 1989.) 

15.88.125 Road closure — Notification. Parade, running event or bicycle 
event routes which require the prohibition of parked vehicles on the roadway shall 
be posted with signs prohibiting such parking during the event Signs shall be 
posted at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event Signs shall conform to the 
appropriate signing requirements of Section 4-03 of the California State Depart- 
ment of Transportation's (CAL TRANS) Traffic Manual. (Ord. 89-0100 § 12, 1989.) 

15.88.130 Violation — Penalty. Every person violating any provision of this 
chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fine not to exceed $500.00, or by 
imprisonment in the County Jail for not to exceed six months, or by both such fine 
and imprisonment (Ord. 81-0030 § 1 (part), 1981.) 



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15.92.010 



Chapter 15.92 
ROADS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

Sections: 

1 5.92.0 1 Closing of roads during improvement work authorized when. 

1 5.92.020 Signs required when roads closed. 

1 5.92.030 Driving over closed roads prohibited — Exceptions. 

1 5.92.040 Violation — Penalty. 

15.92.010 Closing of roads during improvement work authorized when. 

Whenever any public road or highway or portion thereof shall be in course of 
improvement, the board of supervisors may, if they deem it necessary to avoid 
injury to or interference with such work of improvement, order such road or 
highway, or any portion thereof in length or width, closed to travel during the 
course of such improvement, and the same shall thereupon remain closed to travel 
until such improvement is completed or the board shall order the road or highway 
reopened. (Ord. 226 § 1, 1910.) 

15.92.020 Signs required when roads closed. Whenever any public road or 
portion thereof shall be closed to travel under the provisions of Section 15.92.010, it 
shall be the duty of the contractor, engineer or other person in charge of the work of 
improving said road, to post conspicuously at each end of the portion of the 
highway closed, and at all intersections thereof with other public roads, signs 
containing in clearly legible letters not less than three inches high, the words "Road 
Closed." (Ord. 82-0134 § 1, 1982: Ord. 226 § 2, 1910.) 

15.92.030 Driving over closed roads prohibited — Exceptions. No person 
shall lead, ride or drive any horse, mule or other animal, or drive or propel any 
wagon, automobile or other vehicle upon any public road or highway, or portion 
thereof, that is closed to travel under the provisions of Section 15.92.010; provided, 
that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit riding or driving thereon 
for purposes connected with the improvement thereof which is in progress; and 
provided further, that no person shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter who 
shall go upon the closed portion of any public road or highway at any intersection 
thereof with another public road, or at either end of such closed portion of such 
road, unless at such intersection or at such end of the closed portion of such road, as 
the case may be, the sign required by Section 15.92.020 is posted or unless such 
person has before going upon the closed portion of such road, been informed that 
such road or highway or portion thereof is closed to travel. (Ord. 226 § 3, 1910.) 

15.92.040 Violation — Penalty. Any person who violates any of the provi- 
sions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction 
thereof, upon a first conviction by a fine not exceeding $50.00, and for a second 
conviction within a period of one year by a fine not exceeding $100.00, and for a 
third or any subsequent conviction within a period of one year by a fine not 
exceeding $250.00. (Ord. 83-0081 § 9, 1983: Ord. 226 § 4, 1910.) 



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15.96.010 



Chapter 15.96 
OPERATION OF VEHICLES ON COUNTY GROUNDS 

Sections: 

1 5.96.0 1 Speed limits when operating vehicles on county grounds. 

1 5.96.020 Full stops — On grounds of County Hospital. 

1 5.96.030 Full stops — On grounds of County Farm. 

1 5.96.040 Muffler cutouts prohibited. 

1 5.96.050 Violation — Penalty. 

15.96.010 Speed limits when operating vehicles on county grounds. It shall 
be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to operate or drive any vehicle upon 
or within the grounds of any public building or institution of the county of Los 
Angeles in any other than a careful and prudent manner, or at a greater rate of speed 
than is reasonable and proper, or so as to injure the life or limb of any person or the 
safety of any property, provided that it shall be unlawful to operate or drive any 
vehicle at a rate of speed in excess of 10 miles per hour. (Ord. 416 § 1, 1915.) 

15.96.020 Full stops — On grounds of County Hospital. A. It shall be 
unlawful for the operator of any vehicle traversing any driveway within the grounds 
of the County Hospital to drive such vehicle into or upon any intersecting driveway 
therein without having first brought such vehicle to a full stop immediately adja- 
cent to such intersecting driveway before entering the same. 

B. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of said hospital to cause 
appropriate notices containing the provisions of this section to be posted at each 
comer of each intersection of such roadways, which notices shall be so placed as to 
be readily visible to the operators of vehicles approaching such intersections. (Ord. 
1777 § 1, 1930: Ord. 416 § 1-1/2, 1910.) 

15.96.030 Full stops — On grounds of County Farm. A. It shall be unlawful 
for the operator of any vehicle traversing within the grounds of the County Farm, 
any driveway or highway hereinafter in this section mentioned, in the direction 
indicated, to enter any intersecting driveway or highway described in connection 
therewith without having first brought such vehicle to a full stop before entering 
such intersection. 

B. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of the County Farm to cause to 
be placed and maintained upon and along each of such driveways or highways, 
upon the righthand side thereof as the same approaches such intersecting driveways 
or highways, appropriate "stop" signs, in such position and in letters of such size as 
to be clearly legible from a distance of 50 feet along such driveway or highway. 

C. Each such vehicle shall be brought to such full stop as follows: 

1. Consuelo Avenue. Each vehicle traveling easterly on Consuelo 
Avenue, at its intersection with College Avenue; 

2. Descanso Avenue. Each vehicle traveling easterly on Descanso 
Avenue, at its intersection with Eucalyptus Street; 

3. Eucalyptus Street. 

a. Each vehicle traveling northerly on Eucalyptus Street, at its 
intersection with New Bonita Avenue and with Imperial Highway (formerly known 
as Norton Avenue), 

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15.96.030 



b. Each vehicle traveling southerly on Eucalyptus Street, at its 
intersection with Descanso Avenue; 

4. Golondrinas Avenue. 

a. Each vehicle traveling easterly on Golondrinas Avenue, at its 
intersection with Eucalyptus Street, 

b. Each vehicle travelling westerly on Golondrinas Avenue, at 
its intersection with Eucalyptus Street; 

5. Hawthorn Avenue. Each vehicle traveling southerly on Hawthorn 
Avenue, at its intersection with Descanso Avenue; 

6. New Bonita Avenue. 

a. Each vehicle traveling easterly on New Bonita Avenue, at its 
intersection with Eucalyptus Street, 

b. Each vehicle traveling westerly on New Bonita Avenue, at its 
intersection with Eucalyptus Street. (Ord. 1974 § 1, 1931: Ord. 416 § 1-1/3, 1910.) 

15.96.040 Muffler cutouts prohibited. It shall be unlawful to use any device 
known as a "muffler cutout" upon any automobile or motorcycle upon or within 
the grounds of any public building or institution of the county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 
416 § 2, 1910.) 

15.96.050 Violation — Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation violating 
any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of an infraction, and upon a first 
conviction by a fine not exceeding $50.00, and for a second conviction within a 
period of one year by a fine not exceeding $ 100.00, and for a third or any subsequent 
conviction within a period of one year by a fine not exceeding $250.00. (Ord. 83- 
0081 § 10, 1983: Ord. 416 § 3, 1910.) 



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15.100.010 



Chapter 15.100 
MT. WILSON TRAIL 

Sections: 

15.100.010 Gasoline-propelled vehicles prohibited on Mt, Wilson Trail. 

15.100.020 Sign posting required. 

15.100.030 Violation — Penalty. 

15.100.010 Gasoline-propelled vehicles prohibited on Mt. Wilson Trail. 

It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate, or for any person, firm or corpora- 
tion to cause or permit to be driven or operated, any gasoline-propelled vehicle on 
that trail designated as the Mt. Wilson Trail, between the northerly limits of the city 
of Sierra Madre and the junction of said trail with the Mt. Wilson Toll Road at a 
point approximately six miles from said limits of the city of Sierra Madre. (Ord. 
2304 § 1, 1933.) 

15.100.020 Sign posting required. The road commissioner shall cause signs 
to be erected at the northerly limits of the city of Sierra Madre and at the junction 
of said trail with said Mt. Wilson Toll Road, which will inform the public of the 
prohibition contained in this chapter. (Ord. 2304 § 2, 1933.) 

15.100.030 Violation — Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation violating 
any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and 
upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not to exceed $500.00 or 
by imprisonment in the County Jail for not to exceed six months, or by both such 
fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2304 § 3, 1934.) 



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15.200.010 



Division 3 

PENALTIES AND FEES RELATED TO VIOLATIONS 
OF STANDING AND PARKING LAWS 

Chapters: 

15.200 Schedule of Civil Penalties and Additional Assessments for 
Parking Violations 



Chapter 15.200 

SCHEDULE OF CIVIL PENALTIES AND ADDITIONAL 
ASSESSMENTS FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS 

Sections: 

15.200.010 Civil penalties for violations of parking laws. 
15.200.020 Additional assessments. 

15.200.030 Additional penalties and related costs for delinquent parking 
violations. 

15.200.010 Civil penalties for violations of parking laws. A. The schedule of 
parking penalties for violations of provisions of the Los Angeles County Code is 
as follows: 



Section 


Description 


Penalty 


15.20.070 


FAILURE TO OBEY SIGNS/CURB 
MARKINGS 


$45.00 


15.20.130 


PARKING SPACE MARKINGS 


$35.00 


15.44.120(B) 


HOUSING AUTHORITY — PARKING IN 
AREA NOT DESIGNATED FOR PARKING 


$35.00 


15.44.140 


HOUSING AU THORITY — OCCUPYING 
MORE THAN ONE PARKING SPACE 


$35.00 


15.44.150 


HOUSING AUTHORITY — RESTRICTED 
PARKING 


$35.00 


15.44.160 


HOUSING AUTHORITY — NO VEHICLE 
MAINTENANCE IN PUBLIC PARKING 
AREAS 


$35.00 


15.48.050 


VEHICLE EXCEEDING POS TED WEIGHT 
LIMITS 


$40.00 


15.48.060 


VEHICLES EXCEEDING 14,000 POUNDS 
ON CERTAIN HIGHWAYS 


$40.00 


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15.52.040 BICYCLE LANES — UNAUTHORIZED 

PARKING $35.00 

15.64.010 STOPPING PROHIBITED, PARKING TIME 

LIMITS $35.00 

1 5.64.020 PARKING LOADING ZONES 

(COMMERCIAL) $40.00 

15.64.030 PARKING TIME LIMIT — POST OFFICE $35.00 

15.64.040 PARKING AT MAIL BOX $35.00 

15.64.050 NO COMMERCIAL (MORE THAN 6,000 

POUNDS) PARKING 2:00 A.M. — 6:00 
A.M., RESIDENTIAL ZONE $40.00 

15.64.052 NO COMMERCIAL (MORE THAN 10,000 

POUNDS) PARKING, RESIDENTIAL 
DISTRICT AT ANY TIME $40.00 

15.64.055 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (MORE THAN 

6,000 POUNDS) PARKED IN VIOLATION 





OF POSTED LIMITS 


$40.00 


15.64.060 


30 MINUTES PARKING 2:00 A.M. 
TO 4:00 A.M. 


$40.00 


15.64.070 


WEST HOLLYWOOD 48-HOUR PARKING 
LIMll 


$35.00 


15.64.100 


PARKING, DISCONNECTED TRAILER 


$40.00 


15.64.110 


PARKING IN BUS LOADING ZONE 


$250.00 


15.64.120 


PARKING IN PASSENGER ZONE 


$40.00 


15.64.130 


NO PARKING — ALLEYS 


$40.00 


15.64.140 


TEMPORARY NO PARKING 


$40.00 


15.64.210 


KEY IN IGNITION, UNA'nHNDFD 
VEHICLE 


$35.00 


15.64.220 


PARKING ON GRADES 


$35.00 


15.64.230 


PARALLEL PARKING OVER 18 INCHES 
FROM CURB 


$35.00 


15.64.240 


ANGLE PARKING 


$35.00 




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15.64.250 


DOUBLE PARKING 


$40.00 


15.64.260 


NO PARKING AT ANYTIME 


$40.00 


15.64.270 


PARKING IN PRIVATE OR PUBLIC 
PROPERTY WITHOUT CONSENT 


$40.00 


15.64.271 


PARKING IN FRONT YARD 


$55.00 


15.64.280 


PARKING ON WRONG SIDE OF THE 
S'lREET 


$40.00 


15.64.290 


PARKING BETWEEN CURB AND 
ADJACENT PROPERTY 


$40.00 


15.64.300 


BLOCKING S IREET 


$40.00 



15.64.310 PARKING OF VEHICLE TRANSPORTING 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS $350.00 

15.64.320 BLOCKING DRIVEWAY ON PRIVATE 

STREET $40.00 

15.64.330 PARKING IN INTERSECTION $40.00 

15.64.340 PARKING VEHICLE FOR SALE $40.00 

15.64.350 PARKING SPECL\L HAZARD $40.00 

15.64.360 PARKING ADJACENT TO SCHOOL $40.00 

15.64.370 PARKING — FIRE HYDRANT $55.00 

15.64.390 PARKING IN ASSIGNED PARKING SPACE $40.00 

15.64.400 DISABLED PARKING ON STREET $330.00 

15.64.410 DISABLED PARKING OFF STREET $330.00 

15.64.440 PARKING AT ASSIGNED TAXICAB STAND $20.00 

15.64.470 METERS ON HIGHWAYS — OBSERVANCE 

OF POSTED LIMITATIONS $20.00 

15.64.480 PARKING LOT METERS — OBSERVANCE 

OF POSTED LIMITATIONS $20.00 

15.64.490 METERS — FAILURE TO DEPOSIT 

REQUIRED FEE $40.00 

15.64.700 PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT — 

UNAUTHORIZED PARKING $40.00 

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15.200.0 


15.76.080 


VEHICLE ON SIDEWALK 


$40.00 


15.76.120 


REPAIRING VEHICLES ON STREET 


$40.00 


15.76.130 


WASHING VEHICLES ON STREET 


$40.00 


17.04.370 


PARKS — UNAUTHORIZED PARKING 


$40.00 


17.08.110 


ARBORETA AND BOTANICAL GARDENS - 
UNAUTHORIZED PARKING 


$35.00 


17.12.230 


UNAUTHORIZED PARKING ON BEACH 


$35.00 


19.04.980 


AIRPORTS — UNAU THORIZED PARKING 


$35.00 


19.04.990 


AIRPORTS — UNAUTHORIZED CLEANING 
AND REPAIRING 


$35.00 


19.12.1320 


MARINA DEL REY — FAILURE TO 
OBSERVE PARKING SIGNS 


$35.00 


19.12.1330 


MARINA DEL REY — PARKING 
RESTRICTIONS 


$35.00 


19.12.1340 


MARINA DEL REY — LEAVING BICYCLE 
OR MOTORCYCLE IMMOBILE 


$35.00 


19.12.1360 


MARINA DEL REY — FAILURE TO 





OBSERVE POSTED LIMITATIONS AT 

SMALL BOAT LAUNCHING RAMP $35.00 

19.12.1410 OBSTRUCTING EMERGENCY ACCESS 

ROUTES $55.00 

B. The schedule of penalties for violations of standing and parking laws 
contained in the Vehicle Code of the State of California is as follows: 

Section Description Penalty 

4152.5 FAILURE TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION $25.00 

WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION $10.00 

4454(a) REGISTRATION CARD $25.00 

WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION $10.00 

4457 MUTILATED OR ILLEGAL LICENSE 

PLATE $25.00 

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WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION 



$10.00 



4462(b) 



EVIDENCE OF REGISTRATION — WRONG 





VEHICLE 


$25.00 


5200 


DISPLAY OF LICENSE PLATE 


$25.00 




WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION 


$10.00 


5201 


POSITION OF LICENSE PLATE 


$25.00 




WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION 


$10.00 


5201(f) 


PLATE CLEARLY VISIBLE 


$25.00 




WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION 


$10.00 


5202 


PERIOD OF DISPLAY 


$25.00 




WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION 


$10.00 


5204(a) 


NO TAGS 


$60.00 




WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION 


$10.00 


21113(a) 


UNLAWFUL PARKING — PUBLIC 
GROUNDS 


$40.00 


22500(a) 


PARKING IN INTERSECTION 


$40.00 


22500(b) 


PARKING ON CROSSWALK 


$40.00 


22500(c) 


PARKING/SAFETY AND CURB 


$40.00 


22500(d) 


PARKING FIRE STATION EN TRANCE 


$55.00 


22500(e) 


BLOCKING DRIVEWAY 


$40.00 


22500(f) 


PARKING ON SIDEWALK 


$40.00 


22500(g) 


PARKING ALONG EXCAVATION 


$40.00 


22500(h) 


DOUBLE PARKING 


$40.00 


22500(i) 


PARKING IN BUS ZONE 


$250.00 


225000) 


PARKING IN TUNNEL 


$40.00 


22500(k) 


PARKING ON BRIDGE 


$40.00 


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15.200.010 


22500(1) 


PARKING DISABLED ACCESS RAMP 


$250.00 


22500.1 


PARKING IN FIRE LANE 


$55.00 


22502(a) 


PARKING 18 INCHES FROM CURB 


$40.00 


22502(e) 


CURB PARKING ONE-WAY ROADWAY 


$40.00 


22504(a) 


UNINCORPORAIHD AREA PARKING 


$45.00 


22505(b) 


STATE HIGHWAY PARKING 


$40.00 


22507.8(a) 


DISABLED NO VISIBLE PLACARD OR 
PLATE 


$330.00 


22507.8(b) 


DISABLED OBS mUCTION OF PARKING 
SPACE 


$330.00 


22507.8(c) 


PARKING DISABLED 
CROSSHATCHED BOUNDARY LINES 


$330.00 


22510 


PARBONG IN SNOW AREAS 


$40.00 


22514 


FIRE HYDRANTS 


$55.00 


22515 


UNAIT'ENDED VEHICLES 


$40.00 


22516 


LOCKED DOOR — NO ESCAPE 


$35.00 


22517 


VEHICLE DOOR OPEN TO TRAFHC 


$55.00 


22520 


STOPPING ON FREEWAY 


$30.00 


22521 


PARKING ON RAILROAD TRACKS 


$30.00 


22522 


PARKING NEAR SIDEWALK ACCESS 
RAMP 


$280.00 


22523(a)(b) 


ABANDONMENT PROHIBITED 


$100.00 


22526 


ANTI-GRIDLOCK ACT 


$55.00 


22526/2ND 


SECOND OFFENSE ANTI-GRTDLOCK ACT 


$100.00 


22526/3RD 


THIRD OFFENSE ANTI-GRIDLOCK ACT 


$250.00 


22951 


PARKING LOT — STREET AND ALLEY 





PARKING 



$35.00 



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15.200.010 



23333 STOPPING AND PARKING — VEHICLE 

CROSSING $32.00 

25300(c)— (e) WARNING DEVICE ON DISABLED OR 

PARKING VEHICLE $32.00 

27155 FUEL CAP REQUIRED $25.00 

WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION $10.00 

31303(d) PARKING HAZARDOUS WASTE VEHICLE 

IN RESIDENTIAL AREA $350.00 

(Ord. 97-0039 § 2, 1997; Ord. 96-0012 § 1, 1996: Ord. 93-0086U § 2 (part), 1993.) 

15.200.020 Additional assessments. A. An assessment of $5.00 shall be 
added to each parking penalty under Section 15.200.010, consisting of $2.50 
assessed for the Courthouse Construction Fund pursuant to Sections 76100 and 
76219 of the Government Code of the state of California and $2.50 assessed for 
the Criminal Justice Facilities Construction Fund pursuant to Section 76101 of the 
Government Code. 

B. Under Section 1465.5 of the Penal Code of the state of California, an 
additional penalty of $2.00 for every $10.00 or fraction thereof shall be assessed 
pursuant to Section 42001.5 of the Vehicle Code for violations of the handicapped 
parking laws set forth in Section 22507.8 of the Vehicle Code. 

C. Under Section 1465.6 of the Penal Code of the state of California, the 
penalty provided in Sections 15.200.010 and 15.200.020, subsection B, for a 
violation of Section 22507.8 of the Vehicle Code and the penalty provided in 
15.200.010 for a violation of Section 22522 of the Vehicle Code shall be increased 
by 10 percent. (Ord. 93-0086U § 2 (part), 1993.) 

15.200.030 Additional penalties and related costs for delinquent parking 
violations. A. Additional penalties and the administrative fee provided in this 
section for delinquent parking violations shall be assessed upon Hling of notice of 
delinquent parking violation with the Department of Motor Vehicles, state of 
California, in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sections 40206 through 
40220 of the Vehicle Code of the state of California. 

B . Except in the case of a violation of the handicapped parking and bus zone 
parking laws under Sections 22507.8, 22522, 22500, subdivision (i) and 22500, 
subdivision (1) of the Vehicle Code of the state of California, if the penalties 
provided in Sections 15.200.010 and 15.200.020 are not paid on the day provided 
in the notice of parking violation, the penalty for delinquent parking penalty shall 
be a doubling of the penalties set forth in Sections 15.200.010 and 15.200.020. 

C. In addition to the penalty for delinquent parking penalty violation 
provided in subsection B of this section, and in addition to the penalty provided in 
Sections 15.200.010 and 15.200.020 in the case of a violation of Sections 22507.8, 
22522, 22500, subdivision (i) or 22500, subdivision (1) of the Vehicle Code of the 
state of California, an administrative fee of $15.00 shall be assessed on all delin- 
quent parking violations. (Ord. 96-0012 § 2, 1996: Ord. 93-0086U § 2 (part), 1993.) 



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FOOTNOTES FOR TITLE 15 



FOOTNOTES FOR TITLE 15 

I . For statutory provisions defining terms used in the Vehicle Code, see Vehicle 
Code § 100 et seq. 

3. For statutory provisions on penalties for traffic offenses, see Vehicle Code 
§ 40000.1 et seq.; for provisions on removal of vehicles see Vehicle Code § 
22650 et seq. 

5. For other county commissions, see Title 3 in Volume 1 of this code. 

7. For statutory provisions on traffic signs, signals and markings, see Vehicle 
Code § 21350 et seq. 

9. For statutory provisions on traffic on private roads, see Vehicle Code § 
21107.5 etseq. 

I I. For statutory provisions on local regulation of speed limits, see Vehicle Code 
§ 22357 et seq. 

13. For statutory provisions on local authority to regulate stops at intersections, 
see Vehicle Code § 21101(b); for provisions on local regulation of stops at 
railroad crossings, see Vehicle Code § 21110. 

15. For statutory provisions on local authority to place traffic-control devices 
regulating turning, see Vehicle Code § 22101; for provisions on local authority 
to prohibit turning at or between designated intersections, see Vehicle Code 
§ 22113. 

17. For statutory provisions on the regulation of traffic within housing projects, 
see Vehicle Code § 21111. 

19. For statutory provisions on county regulation of vehicle weights, see Vehicle 
Code § 35706 et seq.; for provisions on county restrictions of commercial 
vehicle operation, see Vehicle Code § 35712. 

Editor's Note: Sections 15.48.065 — 15.48.265 were originally enacted as 
subsections of Section 15.45.060; however, following Ord. 82-0013, the text 
of each of these subsections was placed in an individual code section. Full 
legislative history for the original enactments for particular streets in those 
subsections is shown only following Section 15.48.060. In the 1983 
supplement, Ord. 83-0081 recombined Sections 15.48.065 — 15.48.265. Ord. 
83-0081 omitted but did not repeal provisions in former Sections 15.48.085, 
15.48.135, 15.48.163, 15.48.171 — 15.48.176, 15.48.178 — 15.48.180, 
15.48.185, 15.48.190, 15.48.195, 15.48.203, 15.48.230 and 15.48.232. Ord. 
83-0081 also added new provisions now set out in Sections 15.48.123, 
15.48.212, 15.48.247, 15.48.253 and 15.46.263. Each street was retained in 
an individual code section by authority of the county. In the 1984 supplement, 
Ord. 84-0010 added Sections 15.48.081, 15.48.083, 15.48.103, 15.48.104, 
15.48.138, 15.48.145. 15.48.204, 15.48.213, 15.48.218 and 15.48.231. 

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21. For statutory provisions on crosswalks and local regulation of pedestrian 
crossings, see Vehicle Code § 21106 and 21961. 

For statutory provisions authorizing local authorities to establish bicycle lanes, 
see Vehicle Code § 21206; for provisions on pedestrian use of bicycle lanes, 
see Vehicle Code § 21966. 

23. For statutory provisions on stopping, standing and parking, see Vehicle Code 
§§ 22500 et seq. 

25. For other county provisions on trespass, see Chapter 13.42 of this code. 

27. For statutory provisions on abatement of abandoned vehicles, see Vehicle 
Code § 22660 et seq. 

31. For statutory provisions on local regulation of processions, see Vehicle Code 
§ 21100. 

Chapter 15.88, amended in its entirety by Ordinance 81-0030, was originally 
derived from Ordinance 6352. Sections 15.88.120 (severability) and 15.88.140 
(ordinance publication) of Ordinance 81-0030 have not been codified. 



15-91 Supp. # 18. 7-93 



APPENDIX 1 



APPENDIX 1 
CROSS REFERENCE TABLE FOR ORDINANCE 6544 

Ord. 6544 LACC 



Ord. 6544 


LACC 


Chapter 1 




Article 1 




1001 


15.04.010 


1002 


15.04.020 


1003 


15.04.090 


1004 


15.04.030 


1005 


15.04.040 


1006 


15.04.070 


1007 


15.04.100 


1008 


15.04.060 


1009 


15.04.060 


1010 


15.04.060 


1011 


15.04.080 


1012 


15.04.050 


1013 


15.12.010 


1014 


Repealed by 83-0081 


1015 


15.12.020 


Article 2 




1201 


15.08.010 


1202 


15.08.020 


1203 


15.08.030 


1204 


15.08.040 


1205 


15.08.050 


1206 


15.08.060 


1207 


15.08.070 


1208 


15.08.080 


1209 


15.08.090 


1210 


15.08.100 


1211 


15.08.110 


1212 


15.08.120 


1213 


15.08.130 


1214 


15.08.140 


1215 


15.08.150 


1216 


15.08.160 


1217 


15.08.170 


1218 


15.08.180 


1219 


15.08.190 


1221 


15.08.200 


1222 


15.08.185 


Article 3 




1301 


15.20.010 


1302 


15.20.090 



1303 15.20.100 

1304 15.20.080 

1305 15-20.020 

1306 15.20.030 

1307 15.20.040 

1308 15.20.180 

1309 15.20.110 

1310 15.20.130 

1311 15.20.140 

1312 15.20.120 

1313 15.20.150 

1314 15.20.190 

1315 15.20.200 

1316 15.20.160 

1317 15.20.170 

1318 15.20.220 

1319 15.20.070 

1320 15.20.050 

1321 15.20.060 

1322 15.20.210 

Article 4 

1401 15.76.080 
1401.5 15.52.040 

1401.51 15.52.060 

1401.52 15.52.070 

1401.53 15.52.050 

1402 15.76.090 

1403 15.76.070 

1404 15.76.100 

1404.1 15.54.010 

1404.2 15.54.020 

1405 15.76.150 

1406 15.76.030 

1407 15.76.040 

1408 15.76.010 

1409 15.76.020 

1410 15.76.050 
1410.5 15.76.060 

1411 Expired 

1412 15.76.160 
1412.1 15.76.170 



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APPENDIX I 






Article 5 




3104 


1501 


15.76.140 


3105 


1502 


15.76.130 


3106 


1503 


15.76.120 


3107 


1504 


15.76.110 


3108 


1504.1 


15.76.180 


3109 


1505 


15.76.190 


3110 
3111 


Article 6 




3112 


1601 


15.28.010 


3113 


1602 


15.28.020 


3114 


1603 


15.28.030 


3115 


1604 


15.28.040 


3116 
3117 


Chapter 2 




3118 


Article 1 




3119 


2101 


15.32.010 


3119.1 


2102 


15.32.020 


3120 


2103 


15.32.070 




2104 


15.32.040 


Article 2 


2105 


15.32.050 


3201 


2106 


15.32.060 


3202 


2107 


15.32.030 


3203 
3204 


Article 2 




3205 


2202 


15.52.010 


3205.5 


2203 


15.52.020 


3205.6 


2204 


15.52.030 


3206 
3207 


Article 3 




3208 


2301 


15.40.020 


3209 


2302 


15.40.030 


3210 


2303 


15.40.040 


3211 


2304 


15.40.050 


3211.1 


2305 


15.40.010 


3212 
3212.1 


Article 4 




3212.2 


2401 


15.56.010 


3213 


2402 


15.56.020 


3214 


2403 


15.56.030 


3215 
3216 


Article 5 




3217 


2501 


15.60.010 


3218 


2502 


15.60.020 


Article 3 


Chapter 3 




3301 


Article 1 




3302 


3101 


15.64.010 


3303 


3102 


15.64.350 


3304 


3103 


15.64.360 


3305 



15.64.300 
15.64.330 
15.64.320 
15.64.370 
15.64.340 
15.64.260 
15.64.210 
15.64.420 
15.64.430 
15.64.440 
15.64.190 
15.64.270 
15.64.380 
15.64.290 
15.64.390 
15.64.400 
15.64.410 
15.64.310 



15.64.030 
15.64.010 
15.64.060 
15.64.070 
15.64.020 
15.64.050 
15.64.100 
15.64.130 
15.64.120 
15.64.140 
15.64.150 
15.64.160 
15.64.450 
15.64.460 
15.64.470 
15.64.480 
15.64.490 
15.64.500 
15.64.040 
15.64.110 
15.64.080 
15.64.090 
15.64.170 



15.64.230 
15.64.280 
15.64.240 
15.64.220 
15.64.200 



15-94 



APPENDIX 1 



3306 


15.64.250 


Article 3 
7021 


Article 4 




7022 


3401 


15.64.510 




3402 


15.64.520 


Chapter 8 


3403 


15.64.530 


Article 1 


3404 


15.64.540 


8101 
8102 


Chapter 4 




8103 


4001 


15.36.010 


8104 


4001.5 


15.36.020 




4002 


15.36.030 


Article 2 


4003 


15.36.040 


8201 


4004 


15.36.050 


8202 


4005 


15.36.060 


8203 


Chapter 5 




Article 3 


5001 


15.48.010 


8301 


5002 


15.48.020 


8302 


5003 


Repealed by 88-0132 


8303 


5004 


Repealed by 88-0132 


8304 


5005 


15.48.050 


8305 


5006 


15.48.060 


8306 
8307 


Chapter 6 




8308 


Article I 




8309 


6001 


15.16.010 




6002 


15.16.020 


Article 4 


6003 


15.16.030 


8501 


6004 


15.16.040 


8502 


6005 


15.16.050 


Chapter 9 


Article 2 




Anicle 1 


6201 


15.16.060 


9001 


6202 


15.16.070 


9002 


6203 


15.16.080 


9003 
9004 


Chapter 7 




9005 


Anicle 1 






7001 


15.72.010 


Anicle 2 
9201 


Article 2 






7011 


15.68.020 


Chapter 10 


7012 


15.68.030 


Anicle 1 


7013 


15.68.040 


lOlOl 


7014 


15.68.010 


10102 


7015 


15.68.060 




7016 


15.68.050 





15.76.200 
15.76.200 



15.44.010 
15.44.020 
15.44.030 
15.44.040 



15.44.080 
15.44.090 
15.44.130 



15.44.070 
15.44.180 
15.44.110 
15.44.120 
15.44.140 
15.44.150 
15.44.160 
15.44.100 
15.44.170 



15.44.050 
15.44.060 



Not codified 
Not codified 
Not codified 
Not codified 
Not codified 



Not codified 



15.80.010 
15.80.040 



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Article 2 
10201 
10202 
10203 


15.80.020 
15.80.020 
15.80.020 


Article 3 
10301 
10302 
10303 


15.80.030 
15.80.050 
15.80.060 


Article 4 

10401 

10402 

10403 

10404 

10405 

10406 

10407 


15.80.070 
15.80.080 
15.80.090 
15.80.100 
15.80.110 
15.80.120 
15.80.130 


Anicle 5 

10501 

10502 


15.80.140 
15.80.150 


Chapter 11 
Article 1 
11001 


15.24.010 


Article 2 
11002 


15.24.020 


Article 3 
11003 


15.24.030 


Article 4 
11004 


15.24.040 



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LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE 

INDEX FOR TITLE 15 

For provisions not located in this volume, check the general subject headings in the 
following list. 

Subject Code Volume and Title 

Administrative Provisions Vols. 1 and 2 

Airport Vol. 5, Title 19 

Alcoholic Beverages Vol. 4, Title 3 

Animal Health and Control Vol. 4, Title 10 

Assessments Vol. 1, Title 4 

Beaches Vol. 5, Title 17 

Building Code Vol. 7, Title 26 

Budget Vol. I, Title 4 

Business Licenses Vol. 3, Title 7 

Charter Vol. 1 

Civil Service Rules Vol. 2, Title 5 

Commissions, Committees Vol. 1, Title 3 

Compensation Vol. 2, Title 6 

Condominium Conversion Vol. 3, Title 8 

Consumer Protection Vol. 3, Title 8 

Contracts Vol. 1, Title 4 

Crimes Vol. 4, Title 13 

Dams Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Departments Vol. 1, Title 2 

Electrical Code Vol. 7, Title 27 

Employee Regulations Vol. 2, Title 5 

Environmental Protection Vol. 4, Title 12 

Finance Vol. 1, Title 4 

Fire .code Vol. 7, Title 32 

Fire zones Vol. 7, Title 26 

Flood Control District code Vol. 5 

Floodways ." Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Food Handling and Vending Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Franchises Vol. 5, Title 16 

Funds Vol. 1, Title 4 

Gambling Vol. 4, Title 13 

Garbage and Solid Waste Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Harbors Vol. 5, Title 19 

Hazardous Materials Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Hazards to Safety Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Health Code Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Health Licenses Vol. 3, Title 8 

Highway Permits Vol. 5, Title 16 

Highway Vending Vol. 3, Title 8 

House Numbering Vol. 5, Title 16 

Housing Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Illegal Activities Vol. 4, Title 13 

I-i 



Industrial Establishments Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Institutions Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Judicial Districts Vol. 1, Title 1 

Mechanical Code Vol. 7, Title 29 

Offenses Vol. 4, Title 13 

Officers and Boards Vol. 1, Title 2 

Parks Vol. 5, Title 17 

Personnel Regulations Vol. 2, Title 5 

Pollution Control Vol. 4, Title 12 

Plumbing Code Vol. 7, Title 28 

Public Health Licenses Vol. 3, Title 8 

Rent Regulation Vol, 3, Title 8 

Revenue Vol. 1, Title 4 

Road Districts Vol. 1, Title 1 

Salaries Vol. 2, Title 6 

Sewer Maintenance Districts Vol. 5, Title 20 

Sewers and Sanitation Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Sewers, Industrial Waste Vol. 5, Title 20 

Smoking Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Solid Waste Vol. 5, Title 20 

Subdivisions Vol. 6, Title 2 1 

Supervisor Districts Vol. 1, Title 1 

Swimming Pools Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Taxes Vol. 1, Title 4 

Traffic Code Vol. 5, Title 15 

Undergrounding of Utilities Vol. 5, Title 1 6 

Utilities Vol. 5, Title 20 

Vehicle Regulations Vol. 5, Title 1 5 

Water, Sanitation Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Water, Utilities Vol. 5, Title 20 

Weapons Vol. 4, Title 13 

Zoning Vol. 6, Title 22 



I-ii 



ABANDONED VEHICLE 



INDEX 

~A — 

ABANDONED VEHICLE 
Abatement 
appeal 

board action 15.80.120 
procedure 15.80.110 
assessment of costs 15.80.130 
authority 15.80.060 
disposal 15.80.140 
hearing 

conduct, decision 15.80.090 
request, notice 15.80.080 
notice of intention 15.80.070 
notice of removal decision 
See also appeal 
required 15.80.100 
notice to Department of Motor 
Vehicles 15.80.150 
Administration, enforcement 15.80.050 
Chapter provisions not exclusive 

15.80.030 
Definitions 15.80.020 
Disposal 

See Abatement 
Enforcement 

See Administration, enforcement 
Exceptions 15.80.040 
Nuisance declared 15.80.010 
Owner of land defined 15.80.020 
Owner of vehicle defined 15.80.020 
Public property defined 15.80.020 
Removal 

See Abatement 
Right of entry 

See Administration, enforcement 

ALLEY 

Defined 15.08.030 

— B — 

BICYCLE 

See also PARADE 

Clinging to moving vehicle prohibited 

15.76.100 
Handlebars, riding on, prohibited 

15.76.090 
Lanes 

See CROSSWALKS, BICYCLE 
LANES 



BOARD 

Defined 15.08.040 

Housing authority traffic regulation 

authority 15.44.080 
Parade permit appeal hearing 15.88.110 
Traffic signs, signals 
signal 

authorization 15.20.020 
location designation 15.20.020 
sign authorization 15.20.020 

BOULEVARD STOPS 

Emergency conditions 15.36.060 

Exceptions 15.36.030 

Flashing red signal, sign required where 

15.36.010 
Sign removal when 15.26.020 
Yield right-of-way signs 

exceptions to compliance 15.36.050 
installation required when 15.36.040 

BRIDLE PATH SIGN 

See TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS 

BUSINESS DISTRICT ROAD 
See PRIVATE ROADS 

BUS LOADING ZONES 
See PARKING 

— C — 

CLINGING TO MOVING VEHICLE 
See BICYCLE 

CLOSED ROADS 

See ROAD CLOSURES 

COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT ROAD 
See PRIVATE ROADS 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE LOADING 
ZONE 
Defined 15.08.060 

COMMISSIONER 
Abandoned vehicle 

hearing, decision 15.80.090 
notice of removal decision 15.80.100 
Bicycle lanes, placement 15.52.040 
Boulevard stops 

flashing signal, sign placement 

15.36.010 
sign removal 15.36.020 



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Bus loading zone signs placement 

15.64.110 
Crosswalks marking 

at intersections 15.52.020 
between intersection 15.52.010 
Highway safety commission support 

service 15.16.050 
Housing authoiity facilities, traffic signs. 

markings installation 15.44.090 
One-way highway signs erection 

15.76.010 
Parking 

meters installation 15.64.450 
prohibited, signs erection 15.64.260 
temporary restrictions imposition 

16.64.140 
time limit signs erection 15.64.010 
Pedestrian tunnel closure 15.76.110 
Speed limit signs placement 

bridges, elevated structures 15.32.040 
increased limit 15.32.010 
narrow streets 15.32.050 
reduced limit 15.32.020 
school areas 15.32.030 
snow conditions 15.32.070 
step grades 15.32.060 
Street closure signs, barricades erection 

15.76.020 
Taxicab stands marking 15.64.430 
Traffic signs, signals 

channelization devices 15.40.020 
construction work, removal 
permanent 15.20.180 
temporary 15.20.160 
distinctive roadway markings 

placement 15.20.110 
equestrian crossing sign erection 

15.20.150 
intersections 15.40.030 
lane guide lines, pavement markings 

placement 15.20.120 
parking space markings 15.20.130 
placement conditions 15.40.010 
removal 

See also construction work, removal 
authority 15.20.200 
board finding 15.20.190 
unauthorized sign, signal removal 
15.20.210 
safety zones maintenance 15.20.140 
signal placement, maintenance 
operation 15.20.040 



signs placement 

regulatory 15.20.100 
warning, directional 15.20.090 
U turn restrictions 15.40.050 
weight limit sign, emergency 
See Weight limit signs 
Weight limit signs 
bridges 15.48.020 
emergency, erection 15.20.170 
placement generally 15.48.030 
unimproved roads 15.48.010 
Yield right-of-way signs placement 
15.36.040 

CONSTRUCTION 
Closure 

See ROAD CLOSURES 
Ragman 

See FLAGMAN 

COUNTING DEVICE 

See TRAFFIC COUNTING DEVICE 

COUNTY GROUNDS 

Full stop 

County Farm 15.96.030 
County Hospital 15.96.020 

Muffler cutout prohibited 15.96.040 

Speed limit 15.96.010 

Violation, penalty 15.96.050 

CROSSWALKS. BICYCLE LANES 
Bicycle lanes 
pedestrians 

prohibited when 15.52.070 
signs placement 15.52.060 
use restrictions 15.52.050 
placement 15.52.040 
Crosswalks 

at intersections 15.52.020 
between insertions 15.52.010 
Roadway crossing regulation 15.52.030 

CRUISING 

Prohibited, exception 15.78.010 
Violation, penalty 15.78.020 

— D — 

DRIVER TRAINING 
Closed street 

authorized when 15.76.030 
driving restrictions 15.76.040 



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DRIVER'S LICENSE 



• 



DRIVER'S LICENSE 
See TRAFFIC 

— E — 

EMERGENCY VEHICLE 

Exempt from traffic provisions 15.04.050 

EQUESTRIAN CROSSING SIGN 
See TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS 

— F — 



Cooperation with other jurisdictions 
15.16.080 
Membership 15.16.020 
Services, supplies 15.16.050 
Sunset review 15.16.090 
Term of office, tenure 15.16.030 
Traffic control 

investigation, report duties 15.16.060 
notice of board action 15.16.070 

HOSPITAL 

See COUNTY GROUNDS 



FARM 

See COUNTY GROUNDS 

FLAGMAN 

Construction, maintenance areas 

15.76.170 
Inoperative traffic-control devices 

15.76.160 

FUNERAL PROCESSION 

Driving through prohibited 15.76.070 

— G — 

GENERAL PENALTY 
See VIOLATION 

GROUNDS 

See COUNTY GROUNDS 

— H — 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORT 
See PARKING 

HIGHWAY 

Defined 15.08.080 

Injuring new pavement, markings 

prohibited 15.76.150 
Off -highway vehicle operation 

See VEHICLE 
Repairing, washing vehicle on 

See VEHICLE 
Safety commission 

See HIGHWAY SAFETY 
COMMISSION 

HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISSION 
Compensation 15.16.040 
Continuation 15.16.010 



HOUSING AUTHORITY TRAFFIC 
REGULATIONS 
Abandoned vehicle 

See Parked, abandoned vehicle 
removal when 
Board authority 15.44.080 
Definitions 15.44.010—15.44.040 
Driver's license required 15.44.070 
Entrance, exist roadways 15.44.110 
Obedience to officers, signs required 

15.44.100 
Parked, abandoned vehicle removal when 

15.44.170 
Parking areas 

See also Parking, driving restrictions 
parking requirements 15.44.140 
permit issuance 15.44.130 
restricted area use 15.44.150 
vehicle maintenance, repair 
restrictions 15.44.160 
Parking, driving restrictions 15.44.120 
Signs, markings installation 15.44.090 
Speed limits, reckless driving 15.44.180 
State provisions 

See Vehicle Code provisions 
applicability 
Traffic provisions applicability 

15.44.060 
Vehicle Code provisions ^plicability 
15.44.050 

INOPERATIVE VEHICLE 

See ABANDONED VEHICLE 

INTERSTATE TRUCK TERMINAL 
ACCESS 
Application procedures 15.50.030 
Definitions 15.50.010 



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Fees, costs 

designated 15.50.040 

retrofitting 

See Retrofitting 
Purpose of provisions 15.50.020 
Retrofitting procedures, fees 15.50.060 
Revocation 

See Route revocation 
Route revocation 

appeal 15.50.080 

grounds 15.50.070 
Trailblazer sign costs 

See Fees, costs 
Violation, penalty 15.50.050 

INTOXICATION CONTROL ROADBLOCK 
Generally 15.62.010 
Implementation, guidelines generally 

15.62.020 
Location 15.62.030 
Prearranged plan 15.62.040 



— N — 

NEW PAVEMENT, MARKINGS 
Injuring 

See HIGHWAY 

NUISANCE 

Abandoned vehicle 15.80.010 

— O — 

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE OPERATION 
See VEHICLE 

ONE-WAY HIGHWAYS 

Designation, signs required 15.76.010 

OPERATOR 

Defined 15.08.090 

— P — 



— L — 

LITTER 

Depositing prohibited where 15.76.190 

LOADING 

See PARKING 

— M — 

MARKINGS, HIGHWAY 
New, injuring 

See HIGHWAY 

MOTORCYCLE 

Clinging to moving vehicle 

See BICYCLE 
Handlebars, riding on 

See BICYCLE 

MOTOR VEHICLE 
See VEHICLE 



PARADE 

Alternative date, time, route, acceptance 

filing 15.88.060 
Definitions 15.88.010 
Notification of officers, utilities 

15.88.100 
Permit 

appeal hearing 15.88.090 
application contents 15.88.040 
contents 15.88.070 
issuance conditions 15.88.050 
managers, participants, applicability to 

15.88.030 
rejection 

See also ^peal hearing 
notice 15.88.080 
required 15.88.080 
revocation 15.88.110 
Roadway closure 

authority, regulations 15.88.120 
notice requirements 15.88.125 
Violation, penalty 15.88.130 



MT. WILSON TRAIL 

Gasoline-propelled vehicle prohibited 

15.100.010 
Signposting 15.100.020 
Violation, penalty 15.100.030 



PARK 
Defined 



15.08.100 



PARKING 

58th Place Preferential Parking District 
No. 1 
administration 15.64.806 
description 15.64.801 
effective date 15.64.807 



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PARKING 



• 



fees 

deposit 15.64.805 
designated 15.64.804 

permit types 15.64.803 

purpose of provisions 15.64.800 

restrictions 15.64.802 
Angle 15.64.240 
Assigned spaces, use 15.64.390 
Between curb and adjacent property 

15.64.290 
Blocking highway, private street 15.64.300 
Bus loading zones 

See also School bus stops 

defined 15.08.050 

requirements 15.64.110 
C itation, plea-by-mai 1 1 5 . 64 . 1 7 5 
Commercial 15.64.055 
Commercial vehicle, residential districts 

hours, restrictions 15.64.050 

prohibitions, exceptions 15.64.052 
County facilities, restrictions 15.64.445 
Double, prohibited 15.64.250 
Driveway 

See Private driveway 
Dual roadways 15.64.280 
El Camino Preferential Parking District No. 1 

boundary designated 15.64.741 

permit 

fee 15.64.744 
types 15.64.743 

purpose 15.64.740 

restrictions 15.64.742 
Fire hydrants on private roads, areas near 

15.64.370 
Front yard 15.64.271 
Handicapped persons 

off-street parking 15.64.410 

on-street parking 1 5 . 64 .400 
Hazardous materials transport, restrictions 

15.64.310 
Housing authority facilities 

See HOUSING AUTHORITY TRAFFIC 
REGULATIONS 
Ignition key removal 15.64.210 
Intersection 

permitted when 15.64.330 

visibility obstruction by overheight 
vehicles prohibited 15.64.230 
Ladera Heights Preferential Parking District 
No. 1 

boundaries designated 15.64.781 

permit 

fees 15.64.784 
types 15.64.783 



purpose 15.64.780 
restrictions 15.74.782 
Loading 

See Passenger loading 
Marcheta Preferential Parking District No. 1 
boundaries designated 15.64.1001 
permit 

fees 15.64.1004 
types 15.64.1003 
purpose 15.64.1000 
restrictions 15.64.1002 
Meters 

compliance with indicated time limit 
highways 15.64.470 
parking lots 15.64.480 
fee deposit required 15.64.490 
hours of operation 15.64.460 
installation 15.64.450 
slug deposit prohibited 15.64.500 
Nonconforming vehicle, permit required 

when, certain districts 15.64.075 
Over 72 hours, vehicle removal 15.64.200 
Parallel with curb 15.64.230 
Passenger loading 

requirements 15.64.120 
zone defined 15.08.120 
Penalty 

See Violation 
Physically handicapped persons 

See Handicapped persons 
Poulter Drive Preferential Parking District 
boundaries 15.64.851 
fees 15.64.854 
permit types 15.64.853 
purpose 15.64.850 
restrictions 15.64.852 
Preferential 

See also 58th Place Preferential Parking 
District No. 1 
El Camino Preferential Parking 

District No. 1 
Ladera Heights Preferential 

Parking District No. 1 
Marcheta Preferential Parking 

District No. 1 
Poulter Drive Preferential 

Parking District 
Romona Preferential Parking 

District 
Young Drive Preferential 
Parking District 
definitions 15.64.600 
designated 15.64.610 
dissolution 15.64.730 



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emergency vehicle exception 15.64.660 
permit 

application, term 15.64.670 
exception 15.64.640 
fee 15.64.680 
fee deposit 15.64.690 
issuance 15.64.620 
revocation 15.64.710 
visitor 15.64.720 
signposting 15.64.630 
vehicle exception 15.64.650 
violation, penalty 15.64.700 
Private driveway 
blocking 15.64.320 
permission required 15.64.270 
Private facilities serving the public 
designated 15.76.220 
findings, applicability of statutory 
provisions 15.76.210 
Private property 

See Private driveway 
Prohibited 

signs erection 15.64.260 
where, exceptions 15.64.180 
Public utility, highway work vehicles 
generally 15.64.380 
time limit 

See Time limits 
warning devices 15.64.090 
Rental, sale purposes, prohibited 15.64.340 
Romona Preferential Parking District 
boundaries 15.64.901 
fees 15.64.904 
permit types 15.64.903 
purpose 15.64.900 
San Gabriel Canyon, pass required 15.64.195 
School area 15.64.360 
School bus stops 15.64.335 
Space markings 

See TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS 
Special hazard areas, prohibition authority 

15.64.350 
State highways, provisions applicability 

15.64.190 
Steep grades 15.64.220 
Taxicab stands 

location 15.64.420 
marking 15.64.430 
use restrictions 15.64.440 
Temporary restrictions 

authorized when 15.64.140 
vehicle removal 

authority 15.64.150 
second removal 15.64.160 



Time limits 

alleys 15.64.130 

between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., half-hour 

limit 15.64.060 
loading zones 15.64.020 
mail, depositing 15.64.040 
nonconforming vehicles, certain districts 

15.64.075 
post office 15.64.030 
signs 15.64.010 
state highways 15.64.080 
West Hollywood, 48-hour limit 15.64.070 
Tow away zones 

board findings 15.64.510 
vehicle removal 

authority 15.64.520 

notice to Department of Motor Vehicles 

15.64.540 
notice to owner 15.64.530 
Trailers, semitrailers 15.64.100 
Vehicle removal 

See Over 72 hours, vehicle removal 
Temporary restrictions 
Veterans special license plates 15.64.446 
Violation 

See also VIOLATION 
assessments, additional 

delinquent violations 15.200.030 
generally 15.200.020 
civil penalties 15.200.010 
Young Drive Preferential Parking District 
description 15.64.791 
permit 

fees 15.64.794 
types 15.64.793 
purpose of provisions 15.64.790 
restrictions 15.64.792 

PARKWAY 

Defined 15.08.110 

PASSENGER LOADING 
See PARKING 



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PAVEMENT 



PAVEMENT 
New, injuring 
See HIGHWAY 

PEDESTRIAN 
Crosswalk 

See CROSSWALKS, BICYCLE 
LANES 
Defined 15.08.130 
Safety zone 

See TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS 
Tunnel closure when 1 5 . 76 . 1 1 

PENALTY 

See PARKING 
VIOLATION 

PERMIT 

Parade, running event, bicycle event 

15.88.020 
Parking 

nonconforming vehicles, certain 

districts 15.64.075 
preferential districts 15.64.620 

PERSON 

Defined 15.08.140 

PRIVATE ROADS 

Commercial establishment roads 
designated 15.20.040 
statutory provisions appUcabiLity 
15.24.030 



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• 



Reckless driving deemed misdemeanor 

15.28.010 
Residence, business district roads 
designated 15.24.020 
statutory provisions applicability 
15.24.010 
Speed limit 

basic, designated 15.2S.020 
reduction 

required where 15.28.030 
saving clause 15.28.040 

— R — 

RAILROAD CROSSING 

Applicability of state law 15.56.030 
Blocking streets restricted 15.56.010 
Exceptions 15.56.020 

RECKLESS DRIVING 

Housing authority facilities 
See HOUSING AUTHORITY 
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 
Penalty 15.12.020 
Private road 

See PRIVATE ROADS 

REPAIRING VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY 
See VEHICLE 

REPOSSESSION OF VEHICLE 
See VEHICLE 

RESIDENCE DISTRICT ROAD 
See PRIVATE ROADS 

ROAD CLOSURES 

Construction 

authorized when 15.92.010 
driving prohibited, exertions 

15.92.030 
signing 15.92.020 
violation, penalty 15.92.040 

Designated 15.60.010 

Temporary 15.60.010 

Vehicle operation, penalty 15,60.020 

ROAD COMMISSIONER 
See COMMISSIONER 

ROAD, PRIVATE 

See PRIVATE ROADS 



ROADWAY 

Defined 15.08.150 

ROLLERSKATES 

Prohibited where 15.54.020 

— S — 

SAFETY ZONES 

See TRAFHC SIGNS, SIGNALS 

SCHOOL BUSES 
Loading, unloading 
See PARKING 

SCHOOL GROUNDS 

Street closure 15.76.050 

SECTION 

Defined 15.08.170 

SHERIFF 
Parade 

late ^plication consideration 

15.88.060 
notices to officers, utilities 15.88.120 
permit 

issuance 15.88.050 
rejection notice 15.88.080 
revocation authority 15.88.110 
Parking 

restricted area, vehicle removal 
authority 15.64.150 
second removal 15.64.160 
tow away zone, vehicle removal 
authority 15.64.520 
notice to Department of Motor 

Vehicles 15.64.540 
notice to owner 15.64.530 
vehicle removal 

See tow away zone, vehicle 
removed 
Traffic sign, signal, unauthorized, 
removal 15.20.210 

SIDEWALK 

Qeaning required 15.76.180 
Defined 15.08.180 
Driving vehicle on 
See VEHICLE 

SIGNS 

See "mAFHC SIGNS, SIGNALS 



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SKATEBOARD 

Defined 15.08.185 
Prohibited where 15.54.010 

SPEED LIMITS 

Bridges, elevated structares 15.32.040 
Housing authority facilities 

See HOUSING AUTHORITY 
TRAFHC REGULATIONS 
Narrow streets 15.32.050 
Private roads 

See PRIVATE ROADS 
Raising, authority 15.32.010 
Reducing, authority 15.32.020 
School areas 15.32.030 
Snow conditions 15.32.070 
Steep grades 15.32.060 

STOPPING, STANDING 
See PARKING 

STOPS 

Boulevard 

See BOULEVARD STOPS 

STREETCAR 

Defined 15.08.190 

STREET CLOSURES 
Driver training 

See DRIVER TRAINING 
School grounds 

See SCHOOL GROUNDS 
Sign, barricade erection 15.76.020 
Vehicle operation prohibited 15.76.050 

STREET CONSTOUCTION 
Flagman 

See FLAGMAN 

STREET, PRIVATE 

See PRIVATE ROADS 

— T — 

TAXICAB STAND 
See PARKING 

TOW AWAY ZONES 
See PARKING 

TRAFFIC 

Commissioner defined 15.08.070 



Continuation of provisions 15.04.020, 

15.04.080 
Control devices 

See TRAFHC SIGNS, SIGNALS 
Counting devices 

See TRAFHC COUNTING DEVICE 
Definitions 

generally 15.08.010 

Vehicle Code 15.08.020 
Deputy powers 15.04.040 
Driver's license required 15.44.070 
InterpreUtion 15.04.060 
Reckless driving 

generally 15.44.180 

private street 15.28.010 
Reference to ordinances, statutes 

15.04.070 
Scope 15.04.030 
Severability 15.04.100 
Signs, signals 

See TRAFHC SIGNS. SIGNALS 
Titte 15.04.010 
Violation, penalty 15.96.050 

TRAFHC COUNTING DEVICE 
Molesting, pr<diibited 15.76.140 

TRAFHC SIGNS, SIGNALS 
Bridlepath sign 

See Equestrian crossing signs 
Distinctive roadway markings 15.20.110 
Equestrian crossing signs 15.20.150 
Ragman required when inoperative 

See FLAGMAN 
Housing authority facilities 

See HOUSING AUTHORITY 

TRAFHC REGULATIONS 
Interference with, prohibited 15.20.220 
Lane guidelines, pavement maricings 

15.20.120 
Parking space markings 15.20.130 
Removal 

board finding 15.20.190 

commission authority 15.20.200 

construction work 

permanent removal 15.20.180 
temporary removal 15.20.160 

unauthorized sign, signal 15.20.210 
Safety zones 

defined 15.08.160 

installation, maintenance 15.20.140 
Signals 

authorization by board 15.20.020 

hours of operation 15.20.050 



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location designation 15.20.030 

obedience to 15.20.060 

place, maintenance, operation 
15.20.040 
Signs 

authorization by board 15.20.010 

obedience to 15.20.070 

prerequisite to enforcement 15.20.080 

regulatory 15.20.100 

warning, directional 15.20.090 
Speed limit 

See SPEED LIMITS 
Unauthorized, removal 

See Removal 
Weight limit signs 

See WEIGHT LIMITS 



Trespass 

See TRESPASS BY MOTOR 
VEHICLES 
Washing on highway prohibited 
15.76.130 

VIOLATION 

See also Specific Subject 

Conviction for 15.04.090 

Penalty 

generally 15.12.010 
minimum 15.12.030 

Reckless driving 

See RECKLESS DRIVING 



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TRESPASS BY MOTOR VEHICLE 
Exemptions 15.68,050 
Permit possession 15.68.040 
Private property, prohibited 15.68.020 
Private street defined 1 5.68.01 
Public property, prohibited 15.68.030 
State law 15.68.060 

TURNING MOVEMENTS 

Channelization devices, sign placement 

15.40.020 
Intersections, sign placement 15.40.030 
Market, sign placement 15.40.010 
Stop signal, turning restrictions 

15.40.040 
U turns prohibited where 15.40.050 



U 



UTURN 

See TURNING MOVEMENTS 

— V — 

VEHICLE 
Abandoned 

See ABANDONED VEHICLE 
Defined 15.08.200 
Moving, clinging to 

See BICYCLE 
Off-highway operation, restrictions 

15.76.200 
Repairing on highway prohibited, 

exception 15.76.120 
Repossession, report to sheriff required 

15.72.010 
Sidewalk, driving on, prohibited 
15.76.080 



WASHING VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY 
See VEHICLE 

WEIGHT LIMITS 

See also INTERSTATE TRUCK 
TERMINAL ACCESS 
127th Street, Athens District 15.48.177 
142nd Street, Hawthorne District 

15.48.200 
154th Street, Compton District 15.48.202 
225th Street, Carson District 15.48.235 
Allston Street, Montebello District 

15.48.065 
Alpem Drive, Hacienda Heights District 

15.48.067 
Aneta Street, Culver City District 

15.48.070 
Avenue Stanford, Castaic District 

15.48.073 
Batson Avenue, Puente District 

15.48.075 
Beatrice Street, Culver City District 

15.48.080 
Beaty Avenue, Santa Fe Springs District 

15.48.081 
Bridges, sign placement 15.48.020 
Broadway, Whittier District 15.48.083, 

15.48.084 
Colima Road, Whittier District 

15.48.089 
Commercial vehicle restrictions 

15.48.060 
Crestwood Street, Palos Verdes District 

15.48.090 
Delasonde Drive, Palos Verdes District 

15.48.095 
Exceptions 15.48.030 



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Falstone Avenue, Hacienda Heights 

District 15.48.103 
Fidel Avenue, Santa Fe Springs District 

15.48.104 
Hadley Street, Whittier District 

15.48.113 
Hammack Street, Culver City District 

15.48.115 
Harvard Boulevard, Athens District 

15.48.120 
Haskins Avenue, Compton District 

15.48.122 
Juniette Street, Culver City District 

15.48.125 
Karena Avenue, Castaic District 

15.48.130 
Laurel Avenue, Santa Fe Springs District 

15.48.138 
Lime Street, Compton District 15.48.140 
Louis Avenue, Santa Fe Springs District 

15.48.148 
Lucile Street, Culver City District 

15.48.150 
McKinley Avenue, Compton District 

15.48.155 
Meyler Street, Carson District 1 5.48. 160 
Mines Boulevard, Whittier District 

15.48.162 
Montereina Drive, Palos Verdes District 

15.48.165 
Ocean Gate Avenue, Hawthorne District 

15.48.170 
Painter Avenue, Santa Fe Springs District 

15.48.204 
Palm Avenue, Hacienda Heights District 

15.48.204A 
Parker Road, Castaic District 15.48.205 
Rainier Avenue, Santa Fe Springs District 

15.48.213 
Residence district streets, sign placement 

15.48.005 
Roseglen Street, El Monte District 

15.48.212 
Sadler Avenue, East Los Angeles District 

15.48.214 
Sal Street, Whittier District 15.48.215 
Seventh Avenue, Hacienda Heights 

District 15.48.216 
Shadybend Drive, Hacienda Heights 

District 15.48.218 
Shoup Avenue, Hawthorne District 

15.48.220 
Signs, emergency erection 15.20.170 
Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon County 

District 15.48.225 



Sorensen Avenue, Whittier District 

15.48.227 
Splendora Drive, Santa Fe Springs 

District 15.48.231 
The Old Road, Castaic District 15.48.240 
Unimproved roads, sign placement 

15.48.010 
Via Carmelitos, Long Beach District 

15.48.247 
Via Clemente, East Los Angeles District 

15.48.250 
Via Colinita, Palos Verdes District 

15.48.253 
Via Del Coronado, East Los Angeles 

District 15.48.255 
Via Del Oro, East Los Angeles District 

15.48.260 
Via Wanda, Long Beach District 

15.48.263 
Violation, penalty 15.48.050 
Waddell Street, Whittier District 

15.48.265 

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YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY SIGN 
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TITLE 16 
HIGHWAYS 



The provisions codified in this code reflect changes made by all county ordinances up to 
and including Ordinance 2008-0012U, passed April 1, 2008. The latest ordinances making 
changes to the individual divisions of this title are as follows: 

Division 1 Ord. 2000-0058, passed October 3, 2000. 

Division 2 Ord. 2006-0069, passed August 22, 2006. 

Division 3 Ord. 12420, passed September 1, 1981. 

Division 3 A Ord. 95-0052, passed September 26, 1 995. 

Division 4 Ord. 95-0052, passed September 26, 1 995. 

Division 5 Ord. 2005-0022, passed March 15, 2005. 

Division 6 Ord. 2007-0047, passed March 20, 2007. 

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE 

The Los Angeles County Code is organized by subject matter under an expandable, 
three-factor decimal numbering system which is designed to facilitate future changes 
with minimum disturbance to current regulations. Each section number includes in its 
sequence the title, chapter and section number. For example. Section 16.08.050 is 
Section 050 (.050) in Chapter 8 (.08) of Title 16. In most instances, sections are 
numbered by tens (.010, .020, .030, etc.), leaving nine vacant positions between 
original sections to accommodate new provisions. Chapters and titles are also 
numbered to provide for expansion. 

In parentheses following each code section is a legislative history note, which lists all 
ordinances which have affected that section since the date of original enactment. 

Footnotes to statutory provisions and to related code provisions in other code volumes 
appear at the end of each title. 

A subject-matter index covering all the provisions of this Title 16 and locating 
subjects by code section number is set out at the end of the title. 

A complete Ordinance List and Disposition Table is set forth in Volume 8 of the 
code; it lists all the county's ordinances, gives an outline of their contents and 
subjects, and indicates the chapter of the code where each ordinance's provisions 
appear. 

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Title 16 
HIGHWAYS^ 

Divisions: 

1. Highway Permits 

2. Undergrounding of Utilities 

3. Franchises 

3A. Pipeline Franchises 

4. Cable Television System Franchises 

5. Miscellaneous Provisions 
Appendices to Title 16 
Index 



Division 1 

fflGHWAY PERMITS 

Chapters: 

16.02 General Provisions 

16.04 Definitions 

16.06 General Regulations 

16.08 Permits — Application and Issuance Conditions 

16.10 Fees and Charges 

16.12 Deposits and Sureties 

16.14 Billings, Collections and Refunds 

16.16 Construction Work 

16.18 Excavations and Encroachments 

16.19 Drop Box Debris Containers on Highways 

16.20 Flagpoles 
16.22 Moving Permits 
16.24 News Racks 

16.26 Overhead Structures 

16.27 Outdoor Sidewalk Dining 

16.28 Violations 

Division 2 
UNDERGROUNDING OF UTILITIES 



Chapters: 

16.32 Procedures 
16.34 Districts 



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Division 3 
FRANCHISES 



Chapters: 

16.36 Definitions 

16.38 General Regulations and Conditions 

16.40 Existing Franchises 

16.42 Airport Protection 

16.44 Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems 

16.46 Electric Motor Coaches 

16.48 Railroad Tracks 

16.50 Street Railways 

Division 3A 

PIPELINE FRANCHISES 

Chapters: 

16.52 General Regulations 
16.54 Alternative Procedures 

Division 4 

CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM FRANCHISES 

Chapters: 

16.58 Definitions 

16.60 General Requirements 

16.62 Application for Franchise 

16.64 Compensation to the County 

16.68 Service, Rates and Consumer Protection 

16.69 Renev^^al of Franchise 

Division 5 
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 

Chapters: 

16.70 House Numbering 

16.72 Mapped Highways, Bikeways, Hiking and Equestrian Trails 

16.74 Pipelines and Other Utilities on Bridges 

16.76 Tree Trimming 

16.77 Tree-Trimming for Moving Buildings or Structures 
16.80 Sidewalk and Curb Repair 

16.84 Lease of Property Acquired for Highway Purposes 
16.86 Camping on Highways Prohibited 



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STATE VIDEO SERVICE FRANCHISES 



Chapters: 




16.88 


General Provisions 


16.89 


Definitions 


16.90 


Fees 


16.91 


Customer Service 


16.92 


Permits and Construction 


16.93 


Emergency Alert 


16.94 


Interconnection 


16.95 


Notices 



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Division 1 

HIGHWAY PERMITS^ 

Chapters: 

16.02 General Provisions 

16.04 Definitions 

16.06 General Regulations 

16.08 Permits — Application and Issuance Conditions 

16.10 Fees and Charges 

16.12 Deposits and Sureties 

16.14 Billings, Collections and Refunds 

16.16 Construction Work 

16.18 Excavations and Encroachments 

16.20 Flagpoles 

16.22 Moving Permits 

16.24 News Racks 

16.26 Overhead Structures 

16.27 Outdoor Sidewalk Dining 

16.28 Violations 



Chapter 16.02 
GENERAL PROVISIONS 



Sections: 

16.02.010 
16.02.020 
16.02.030 
16.02.040 
16.02.050 
16.02.060 



Title for citation. 
Continuation of provisions. 
Construction of Division 1 provisions. 
Reference to amendments and additions. 
Severability. 
Powers of deputies. 



16.02.010 Title for citation. The ordinance codified in Division 1 of Title 
16 shall be known as and may be cited as the "highway permit ordinance." (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 103, 1940.) 

16.02.020 Continuation of provisions. The provisions of the ordinance 
codified in this Division 1, insofar as they are substantially the same as provisions 
of any of the ordinances repealed by said ordinance relating to the same subject 
matter, shall be construed as restatements and continuations, and not as new 
enactments. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 101, 1940.) 

16.02.030 Construction of Division 1 provisions. Unless the provision or 
the context otherwise requires, these general provisions, rules of construction and 
definitions set out in Chapters 16.02, 16.04 and 16.06 shall govern the construction 
of this Division 1. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 102, 1940.) 



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16.02.040 Reference to amendments and additions. Whenever reference is 
made to any portion of the ordinance codified in this Division 1, or any other 
ordinance or statute, such reference applies to all amendments and additions now 
or hereafter made. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 106, 1940.) 

16.02.050 Severability. If any provision of the ordinance set out in this 
Division 1 , or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, 
the remainder of said ordinance and the application of such provisions to other 
persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 104, 1940.) 

16.02.060 Powers of deputies. Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty 
is imposed upon a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be 
performed by a deputy of the officer, or by a person authorized pursuant to law or 
ordinance by the officer, unless this Division 1 expressly provides otherwise. (Ord. 
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Chapter 16.04 
DEFINITIONS 

Sections: 

1 6.04.0 1 Tense, gender and number. 

16.04.020 Base course. 

16.04.030 Commissioner. 

16.04.040 County. 

16.04.050 Driveway. 

16.04.060 Encroachment. 

1 6.04.070 Facilities or pipelines. 

16.04.080 Hazardous substance. 

16.04.090 Height. 

16.04.100 Highway. 

16.04.110 Load. 

16.04.120 Moving contractor. 

16.04.130 Native soil. 

16.04.140 News rack. 

1 6.04. 1 50 One-call notification system or system. 

1 6.04. 1 60 Overhead structure. 

16.04.170 Pavement. 

16.04.180 Person. 

16.04.190 Public. 

16.04.200 Roadway. 

16.04.210 Section. 

16.04.220 Shall and may. 

16.04.230 Vehicle. 

16.04.240 Vehicle Code. 

16.04.250 Width. 

16.04.010 Tense, gender and number. A. The present tense includes the past 
and future tenses; and the future, the present. 

B. The masculine gender includes the feminine. 

C. The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular. 
(Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 §§ 108, 109 and 110, 1940.) 

16.04.020 Base course. "Base course" means that portion of the highway 
located between the pavement and the native soil. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 1 § 122, 1940.) 

16.04.030 Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the road commissioner 
of the county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 1 12, 1940.) 

16.04.040 County. "County" means the county of Los Angeles, state of 
California. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 111, 1940.) 

16.04.050 Driveway. "Driveway" means that portion of the road right-of- 
way between the property line and curb, or between the property line and the 
pavement if no curb exists, where vehicles enter or leave the highway onto adjacent 
property. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 119, 1940.) 

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16.04.060 Encroachment. "Encroachment" means and includes any 
obstruction, tower, pole, pole line, pipe, fence, wire, cable, conduit, stand or 
building, or any structure or object of any kind or character not particularly 
mentioned in this Division 1, which is placed in, along, under, over or across the 
highway. This section does not apply to the temporary use of the highway for 
ordinary maintenance of any existing authorized or permitted encroachment; nor 
to the suspension or stringing on existing pole lines of additional cables, wires, 
transmission lines, conduits or service connections solely for telephone or electric 
power purposes. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 114, 1940.) 

16.04.070 Facilities or pipelines. "Facilities" or "pipelines," as used in 
subsection A3 of Section 16.06.010, Sections 16.06. 110 through 16.06.190, 16.18.010 
through 16.18.090, 16.18.110, 16.18.120, 16.18.130 and I6.18.160of this Division 1, 
means pipes, pipelines, valves, tanks, mains, service lines, conduits, duct banks, 
cables, wires, poles, tunnels, obstructions and other apparatus, both aerial and 
underground. (Ord. 12038 § 1, 1979: Ord. 11581 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 
127.2, 1940.) 

16.04.080 Hazardous substance. "Hazardous substance" means one having 
the potential for an immediate disaster, such as, but not limited to, gasoline, fuel oil, 
butane, propane, chemicals, or chlorine, and natural gas transported at pressures 
greater than 60 psi; and, for the purposes of Division 1 of Title 16, electrical facilities 
shall comply with the requirements applicable to hazardous substances. (Ord. 85- 
0207 § 1, 1985: Ord. 11581 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 127.1, 1940.) 

16,04.090 Height. "Height" means that dimension measured from the level 
surface upon which the vehicle stands to the highest protrusion in a vertical line. 
(Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 117, 1940.) 

16.04.100 Highway. "Highway" means any public highway, public street, 
public way or public place in the unincorporated territory of the county, either 
owned by the county or dedicated to the public for the purpose of travel. The term 
includes all or any part of the entire width of right-of-way, and above and below the 
same, whether or not such entire area is actually used for highway purposes. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 113, 1940.) 

16.04.110 Load. "Load" means any object or thing which, when transported 
by a vehicle or combination of vehicles over, upon, along or across any highway, 
would be required to have a special permit in accordance with provisions of the 
Vehicle Code, and includes but is not limited to any house, vessel, machine, 
equipment, transformer, tree, girder, boat or airplane. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 118, 1940.) 

16.04.120 Moving contractor. "Moving contractor" means any person who, 
for himself or for another, moves or causes to be moved any load over, upon, along 
or across any highway. (Ord. 9349 § I (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. I § 125, 1940.) 

16.04.130 Native soil. "Native soil" means the compacted native material. 
(Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 123, 1940.) 

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16.04.140 News rack. "News rack" means any self-service or coin-operated 
box, container, storage unit or other dispenser installed, used or maintained for the 
display and sale of newspapers or news periodicals. (Ord. 10816 § 2, 1974: Ord. 3597 
Ch. 1 § 145, 1940.) 

16.04.150 One-call notification system or system. "One-call notification 
system" or "system" means an association providing for mutual receipt of notifica- 
tion of construction activities in the unincorporated territory of Los Angeles 
County (Ord. 12038 § 2, 1979: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 127.4, 1940.) 

16.04.160 Overhead structure. "Overhead structure" means any structure 
other than franchise utility poles and their facilities extending over the dedicated 
portion of a highway, including canopies but excluding such projections from 
buildings as are enumerated in Ordinance 2225, the "Building Code," set out in 
Title 26 of this code. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 141, 1940.) 

16.04.170 Pavement. "Pavement" means the surfaced portion of the high- 
way which is composed of various size aggregates mixed with portland cement and/ 
or asphaltic compounds. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 121, 1940.) 

16.04.180 Person. "Person" includes any individual, firm, co-partnership, 
joint venture, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, any district, any 
city, any county including this county, and all departments and bureaus thereof 
except the road department of this county (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 
1 § 120, 1940.) 

16.04.190 Public. "Public" means any person as defined by this Division 1 
other than the Los Angeles County road department and includes the United States 
and this state. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 124, 1940.) 

16.04.200 Roadway. "Roadway" means that portion of a highway 
improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel. (Ord. 11581 § 2 (part), 
1977: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 127.3, 1940.) 

16.04.210 Section. "Section" means a section of the ordinance codified in 
Division 1 of Title 16, unless some other ordinance or statute is specifically 
mentioned. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 107, 1940.) 

16.04.220 Shall and may. "Shall" is mandatory; "mav" is permissive. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 115, 1940.) 

16.04.230 Vehicle. "Vehicle" means a vehicle or combination of vehicles as 
described in the Vehicle Code which: 

A. Whether laden or unladen is required by the Vehicle Code to have a 
special permit to be on any highway; or 

B. Is so laden that it is required to have such special permit. (Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 126, 1940.) 

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16.04.240 Vehicle Code. "Vehicle Code" means the state of California 
Vehicle Code in effect at the time of issuance of the permit. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 
1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 127, 1940.) 

16.04.250 Width. "Width" means that dimension measured at right angles 
to the anterior-posterior axis of the conveyance upon which the load or portion 
thereof is, or is to be, loaded or moved, or to the median line of the highway over 
which the same is being or is to be moved. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 
1 § 116, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.06 
GENERAL REGULATIONS 

Sections: 

1 6.06.01 Permit — Prerequisite to commencement of certain work. 

1 6.06.020 Commencement of work without permit — Permit required. 

1 6.06.030 Permit — Conditions of granting. 

1 6.06.040 Permit — Availability for inspection. 

1 6.06.050 Permit — Cancellation when work not commenced promptly. 

1 6.06.060 Work — Compliance with regulations and code provisions 

required. 
1 6.06.070 Work — Standard Specifications for Public Works and other 

specifications applicable. 
1 6.06.080 Work — Safeguarding, restoration, completion and cleanup. 
1 6.06.090 Work — Warning signs, lights and barricades — 

Requirements. 
1 6.06. 1 00 Applicability of Division 1 provisions. 
1 6.06. 1 1 Facilities within highways — Work restrictions generally. 
1 6.06. 120 Facilities within highways — Costs of work borne by 

permittee — Exceptions. 
1 6.06. 1 30 Facilities within highways — Protection — Repair of 

damages. 
1 6.06. 140 Facilities within highways — Underground facilities and 

excavations. 
1 6.06. 1 50 Facilities within highways — Pipelines carrying hazardous 

substances — Location. 
1 6.06. 160 Facilities within highways — Pipelines carrying hazardous 

substances — Excavation restrictions. 
1 6.06. 1 70 Facilities within highways — Notice when unidentified 

utilities are located. 
1 6.06. 1 80 Facilities within highways — Moving contractors and utility 

facilities. 
1 6.06. 1 90 Facilities within highways — Liability for damage or injury. 
16.06,200 Restoration of highway surface. 
1 6.06.2 1 Compliance with commissioner's orders and rules required 

— Exception. 
16.06.220 Inspections or tests — Obstruction prohibited. 
16.06.230 Failure to comply with regulations — County to perform 

work when — Costs. 
16.06.240 Highway closure or use restriction authorized when. 

16.06.010 Permit — Prerequisite to commencement of certain work. A. 

Every person, except as otherwise provided in this Division 1, is required to obtain 
a permit from the commissioner before he: 

1. Moves or causes to be moved over, along or across any highway 
any load or vehicle; 

2. Makes or causes to be made any excavation or encroachment in 
any highway; 

3. Places, changes, renews or abandons a facility or encroachment; 

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4. Places, constructs or repairs any curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway, 
pavement, base course, retaining wall, storm drain, culvert, or other work of similar 
nature in, over, along, across or through any highway; 

5. Constructs, reconstructs or repairs any highway light or highway 
lighting system in any highway or in any privately owned thoroughfare which is 
open to public travel; this subsection A5 does not apply if any agreement with the 
county exists for the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of such installa- 
tion; 

6. Constructs, reconstructs, repairs or maintains any overhead struc- 
ture or other appurtenant facility; 

7. Places or leaves any impediment to travel upon any highway. 

B. Any person who does any of the acts specified in this section, without the 
authority of such a permit, is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 11581 § 1, 1977; Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 100, 1940.) 

16.06.020 Commencement of work without permit — Permit required. Any 

person who shall commence any work for which a permit is required by this 
Division 1 without first having obtained a permit therefor shall stop work and apply 
for such permit. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 133, 1940.) 

16.06.030 Permit — Conditions of granting. Every permit issued under this 
Division 1 for activity or work, in, along, on, over, across or under the highway shall 
be granted subject to the right of the county or of any other person entitled thereto, 
to use that part of such highway for any purpose for which such highway may 
lawfully be used. Proof of the applicant's right to use the highways for the purposes 
set forth in the application shall be filed with the commissioner. (Ord. 9349 § I 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 131, 1940.) 

16.06.040 Permit — Availability for inspection. The permittee shall make 
the permit available for inspection by the commissioner or his representative or by 
any peace officer or other person having responsibility for safety or maintenance of 
the highway. Each permit for moving must be in or on the vehicle or combination of 
vehicles to which it refers. (Ord. 9349 § I (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 134, 1940.) 

16.06.050 Permit — Cancellation when work not commenced promptly. The 

commission may cancel a permit unless the activity therein permitted is com- 
menced within the time specified and is diligently prosecuted to completion. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 138, 1940.) 

16.06.060 Work — Compliance with regulations and code provisions 
required. Every person who commences any activity or work regulated by this 
Division 1 must comply with the provisions of this Division 1, the provisions made 
part of any permit, and the provisions of the specifications and all codes referred to 
by this Division 1. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 136, 1940.) 

16.06.070 Work — Standard Specifications for Public Works and other 
specifications applicable. All work shall be performed in accordance with the 
Standard Specifications For Public Works Construction, or according to the plans 

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and specifications referred to in the permit and, in addition, to any special require- 
ments and/or specifications which are made a part of the permit. In case of conflict 
between two specifications, the higher specification shall apply. (Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 132 1940.) 

16.06.080 Work — Safeguarding, restoration, completion and cleanup. 

Every person who commences any activity or work regulated by this Division 1 
shall safeguard and complete the activity or work within a reasonable time. Any 
part of the highway facility of any nature removed or disturbed shall be repaired, 
restored and replaced in a condition satisfactory to the commissioner. All surplus 
material of any kind shall be removed from the highway. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 135, 1940.) 

16.06.090 Work — Warning signs, lights and barricades — Requirements. 

Any person engaged in performing work regulated by this Division 1 which inter- 
feres with or endangers the safe movement of traffic shall have the work safe- 
guarded by adequate warning signs, barricades, lights and devices. He shall be 
responsible for placing and maintaining adequate warning signs, lights, barricades 
and devices during all periods of his activity in order to promote the safe movement 
of traffic, including but not limited to periods of twilight, nighttime, fog and/or 
rain. All warning signs, barriers, barricades, flags and other devices shall comply 
with or exceed the standards required in the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 
1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 128, 1940.) 

16.06.100 Applicability of Division 1 provisions. Whenever the provisions 
of Division 1 of this title require a permittee to perform any work, take any action or 
be liable for any fees or costs, such requirement also applies to any person who 
commences any work for which a permit is required by this Division 1, whether 
such person obtains such a permit or not. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 
§ 130, 1940.) 

16.06.110 Facilities within highways — Work restrictions generally. The 

permittee shall investigate and be aware of all existing facilities lawfully within the 
highways which are within the limits of his activity. The permittee shall not 
interfere with any existing public or private facility without the consent of its owner. 
If it becomes necessary to relocate an existing facility, this shall be done by its owner 
or to the satisfaction of its owner. (Ord. 11581 § 3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 
1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 139(A), 1940.) 

16.06.120 Facilities within highways — Costs of work borne by permittee — 
Exceptions. The cost of locating, exposing, moving or relocating publicly and 
privately owned facilities shall be borne by the permittee unless he makes other 
arrangements with the owner of the facility or unless the owner is required by his 
franchise or agreement to relocate his facility without cost. (Ord. 11581 § 3 (part), 
1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 139(B), 1940.) 

16.06.130 Facilities within Highways — Protection — Repair of damages. 

The permittee shall support and protect all facilities by a method satisfactory to the 
owner. The owner has the right to support or protect any of its facilities at the sole 
expense of the permittee. In case any of said facilities should be damaged (and for 

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this purpose, pipe coating or other encasement of devices should be considered as 
part of a structure), they may be repaired by the owner at the expense of the 
permittee or, if authorized by the owner, may be repaired by the permittee under 
the supervision of the owner. The expense of repairs to any damaged facilities shall 
be borne by the permittee. (Ord. 11581 § 3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 139(C), 1940.) 

16.06.140 Facilities within highways — Underground facilities and excava- 
tions. Except in emergency work to protect the public and property, any permittee 
proposing to excavate in any highway shall make a search of available records of 
underground facilities and shall notify owners or operators known to have such 
facilities in the vicinity of the proposed excavation by telephone or other acceptable 
means of communications at least 48 hours prior to time of proposed excavation, 
exclusive of weekends or legal holidays. At such time as a one-call notification 
system is operational in the unincorporated territory of Los Angeles County, 
permittee shall notify those owners or operators who are members of the system by 
notifying the system by telephone at least 48 hours prior to time of proposed 
excavation, exclusive of weekends or legal holidays. The permit shall not be valid 
until permittee receives a "ticket" number from the system acknowledging the 
notification, which number permittee shall enter upon the face of the permit. Said 
notification is an additional method to be used in determining underground 
facilities, and does not relieve permittee from the responsibility to assure that 
owners or operators of such facilities are notified. Any permittee shall likewise 
notify nonmembers of the system who are owners or operators of facilities in the 
vicinity of the proposed excavation. Any person receiving notice pursuant to this 
Division 1 shall, not less than one working day in advance of proposed construction 
unless otherwise agreed between said person and permittee, inform the permittee of 
or field mark the location of any underground facility in the proposed area of 
excavation. (Ord. 12038 § 3, 1979: Ord. 11581 § 3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § I (part), 
1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 139(D), 1940.) 

16.06.150 Facilities within highways — Pipelines carrying hazardous sub- 
stances — Location. A. Any permittee, prior to making any excavation within the 
construction area where a pipeline known to carry a hazardous substance exists, 
shall not excavate until the pipeline has been located by potholing or other proven 
acceptable methods at intervals sufficient to determine its exact location. The 
permittee shall arrange with the owner to locate or expose private and public 
facilities- Abandoned or inoperative pipelines designed to carry hazardous sub- 
stances shall be considered as carrying a hazardous substance until determined 
otherwise by owner. 

B. In no case shall the intervals between potholes or the location by proven 
acceptable methods exceed the distance set forth as follows: 

1. Excavations for Highway Construction. The pipeline shall be 
located at intervals not greater than 25 feet for lines less than eight inches in 
diameter, 50 feet for lines of eight inches through 24 inches in diameter, and 200 feet 
for lines greater than 24 inches in diameter; 

2. Trench Excavation. 

a. Longitudinal Pipelines. All longitudinal pipelines in the con- 
struction area of the highway shall be located at intervals not greater than 500 feet. If 
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intervals not greater than 25 feet for lines less than eight inches in diameter, 50 feet 
for lines of eight inches through 24 inches in diameter, and 100 feet for lines greater 
than 24 inches in diameter; 

b. Transverse Pipelines. If the location of the pipeline is above 
or less than six inches below the facility being installed, it shall be carefully hand- 
tool exposed before excavating. If its location is six inches or more below the 
facility, it need only be located. (Ord. 11581 § 3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 
1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 139(E), 1940.) 

16.06.160 Facilities within highways — Pipelines carrying hazardous sub- 
stances — Excavation restrictions. A. After it is determined that the horizontal or 
vertical clearance between the pipeline known to carry hazardous substances and 
the construction limits is less than 12 inches (18 inches if scarifying), the permittee 
shall confer with the owner. Unless the owner elects to relocate, abandon or take the 
pipeline out of service, the permittee shall not excavate until the pipeline has been 
completely hand-tool exposed within the limits of construction. 

B. Once the physical location of pipelines known to carry hazardous sub- 
stances has been determined, as above described, the permittee doing the excavat- 
ing, in cooperation with and with the occurrence of the owner, shall determine how 
to protect the pipeline from damage before proceeding with his work. (Ord. 1 1 58 1 § 
3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 139(F), 1940.) 

16.06.170 Facilities within highways — Notice when unidentified utilities 
are located. Each permittee excavating in the highway shall notify the public agency 
maintaining records for the jurisdiction and the owner, if known, whenever pre- 
viously unidentified or unknown utilities or underground facilities are encountered 
so that the location can be accurately established and made a part of the permanent 
substructure records. (Ord. 11581 § 3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 1 § 139(G), 1940.) 

16.06.180 Facilities within highways — Moving contractors and utility facil- 
ities. No moving contractor, as defined in Section 16.04.120, shall interfere in any 
manner whatsoever with any property of any public utility. When any load requir- 
ing a special permit is moved along or across any highway, and it is determined that 
the height, width or weight of said load exceeds the height, width or weight as stated 
in the permit, and property damage results therefrom, the commissioner is autho- 
rized to withhold any other moving permit from the violator until he produces 
evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that each additional permit load com- 
plies with all dimensions and weights as shown upon the application and the load 
will not interfere with any public utility. The permittee violating this section may 
also be prosecuted under the provisions of Chapter 1 6.28 of this code. (Ord. 1 1 58 1 § 
3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 139(H), 1940.) 

16.06.190 Facilities within highways — Liability for damage or injury. The 

permittee shall save harmless the county, its officers, agents, and employees of and 
from any and all liability or responsibility for any property damage or loss, or injury 
or death to any person arising out of or occurring as the proximate results of any of 
the work undertaken. (Ord. 11581 § 3 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 1 § 139(1), 1940.) 

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16.06.200 Restoration of highway surface. A. Upon completion of the per- 
mittee's activity, the commissioner, at his option, may require the permittee to 
restore that portion of the highway facilities damaged by the permittee's activity, or 
the commissioner may elect to do such restoration himself 

B. Where the pavement or surface has been removed, the permittee shall 
replace it to a thickness one inch greater than that of the surrounding pavement or 
surface, and in no event to a thickness less than two inches. 

C. The base course removed shall be replaced to the same thickness as that 
of the surrounding base course. 

D. When the street surface has been treated with a seal or slurry prior to the 
work under permit, the seal and/or slurry shall be replaced upon the portion 
repaired. 

E. When the structural section removed varies from or exceeds the average 
existing section, the commissioner may elect to require the replacement of an 
equivalent section which would meet the average structural section requirements. 

F. In those instances where the permittee's excavation is within an area of 
highway to be reconstructed by the county and the resurfacing of the excavation is 
an integral part of the general county improvement, the commissioner may waive 
such resurfacing. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 137, 1940.) 

16.06.210 Compliance with commissioner's orders and rules required — 
Exception. All persons shall obey and comply with every order, decision, direction 
or rule made or presented by the commissioner in the matters specified on the 
permit or by attachments, or by any other matter in any way relating to or affecting 
their use of the highway, and shall do everything necessary or proper to secure 
compliance therewith by all of its officers, agents and employees, except in the case 
of a public utility regulated by the Public Utilities Commission when such order, 
decision, direction or rule is contrary to or in conflict with any order, decision, 
direction or rule made or prescribed by the Public Utilities Commission applicable 
to such public utility. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 142, 1940.) 

16.06.220 Inspections or tests — Obstruction prohibited. A person shall not 
obstruct the commissioner, or his duly authorized representative, in making any 
inspection authorized by this Division 1 or in taking any sample or in making any 
test. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 129, 1940.) 

16.06.230 Failure to comply with regulations — County to perform work 
when — Costs. When paving, excavated material, barricades, lights or other 
devices are not properly placed or maintained; when the work started is not 
completed; when the work does not comply with the specifications or any special 
requirement; when the person fails or refuses to remove any obstruction; when any 
highway facility has been damaged and the person fails or refuses to repair or 
restore; then the commissioner with his own forces or otherwise may cause such to 
be placed, erected, completed, repaired, restored, removed and/or maintained. The 
person shall pay for any and all costs. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 1 § 
140, 1940.) 

16.06.240 Highway closure or use restriction authorized when. The com- 
missioner may restrict the use of, or close, any county highway whenever he 
considers such closing or restriction of use necessary: 

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A. For the protection of the public; 

B. For the protection of such county highway from damage during storms; 

C. During construction, improvement or maintenance operations thereon. 
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Chapter 16.08 
PERMITS — APPLICATION AND ISSUANCE CONDITIONS 

Sections: 

1 6.08.0 1 Application — Form. 

16.08.020 Application — Information required. 

16.08.030 Application — Liability statement required. 

1 6.08.040 Application — Changes and additions authorized when. 

1 6.08,050 Additional requirements for work authorized when — 

Violations. 

1 6.08.060 Relocation of facilities or plantings — Procedures and costs. 

1 6.08.070 Overhead structures or encroachments. 

1 6.08.080 Application — Issuance conditions. 

16.08.090 Blanket permits. 

1 6.08. 1 00 Permits — Not transferable. 

16.08. 1 10 Permits — Period of validity to be specified — Extension. 

1 6.08. 1 20 Permits — Denial or revocation conditions — Assessment 

district work. 

1 6.08. 1 30 Permits — Removal from location or cancellation conditions. 

16.08.010 Application — Form. Application for a permit shall be made in 
writing to the commissioner, on the forms provided by the commissioner. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 201, 1940.) 

16.08.020 Application — Information required. An applicant for a permit 
shall state in his application: name and address, such other information as is 
required by this Division 1, and such other information as the commissioner may 
require. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 202, 1940.) 

16.08.030 Application — Liability statement required. On each application 
the applicant or his agent shall sign a statement that he agrees to preserve and save 
harmless the county and each officer and employee thereof from any liability or 
responsibility for any accident, loss or damage to persons or property happening or 
occurring as a proximate result of his activities pursuant to the permit applied for. 
(Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 203, 1940.) 

16.08.040 Application — Changes and additions authorized when. The 

commissioner may make such changes or additions in any application for a permit 
as in his opinion are necessary for the protection of the highways, for the prevention 
of undue interference with traffic, for the safety of persons using such highways, as 
to the route over which to move any over height, width, length or weight load; as to 
the location, depth, dimensions, character and number of excavations; as to 
encroachments made or placed; and as to other permits issued pursuant to this 
Division 1. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 204, 1940.) 

16.08.050 Additional requirements for work authorized when — Violations. 

The commissioner may establish additional requirements for the work to be done 
under the permit, including equipment to be used, type of backfill, compaction, 
paving, traffic regulations, hours of work, flagmen, lights, inspection, and other 

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similar requirements. He also may require whatever advance notice he deems 
proper for requests for inspection. The commissioner may add these requirements 
and conditions by rubber stamp or attachments to the permit, or both, and they 
shall be an integral part thereof. If any of the requirements of the permit are 
violated, the commissioner may revoke the permit and require that a new permit be 
secured before further work is done. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 
205, 1940.) 

16.08.060 Relocation of facilities or plantings — Procedures and costs. The 

commissioner may require the permittee to make proper arrangements for and bear 
the cost of the relocation of any structure, publicly owned facility, tree or shrub 
where such relocation is made necessary by the proposed work for which a permit is 
issued. The commissioner may elect to do the necessary relocation at the permit- 
tee's expense. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 208, 1940.) 

16.08.070 Overhead structures or encroachments. The commissioner may 
require that evidence be submitted with the application to satisfy him that the 
proposed overhead structure or encroachment will not, insofar as he can foresee, 
create a hazard of any kind. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 213, 1940.) 

16.08.080 Application — Issuance conditions. If the applicant complies 
with every applicable provision of this Division 1 and all applicable provisions of 
all other ordinances and statutes, the commissioner may issue to the applicant a 
written permit to perform the work set forth in the application. The commissioner 
may refuse to issue a permit if he finds that it is not in the best interest of the general 
public to do so. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 209, 1940.) 

16.08.090 Blanket permits. Blanket permits, renewable annually, may be 
issued subject to the compliance with all applicable provisions of this Division 1. 
The commissioner may revoke any such blanket permit if the permittee fails to 
comply with any of the provisions of this Division 1. The issuance of a blanket 
permit does not relieve the permittee from making such reports of activity under 
the blanket permit as may be required by the commissioner and for paying for 
inspection, repairs and other costs incurred by the commissioner due to the 
permittee's activity. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 207, 1940.) 

16.08.100 Permits — Not transferable. Permits issued under the authority 
of this Division 1 are nontransferable. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 
212, 1940.) 

16.08.110 Permits — Period of validity to be specified — Extension. Each 
permit shall specify the time the permit shall become null and void and the permit 
shall become null and void on the date so specified unless the commissioner 
extends the time. The commissioner may extend the time if in his opinion the work 
for which the permit was issued was delayed in completion because of inclement 
weather, strikes, an act of God, or other causes not within the control of the 
permittee. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 206, 1940.) 

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16.08.120 Permits — Denial or revocation conditions — Assessment district 
work. The commissioner may refuse to issue permits or may revoke any outstand- 
ing permits heretofore or hereafter issued, or any portion thereof, when the work 
has not been started, when the work authorized by the permits or such portions 
thereof is included in the proposed work to be done by any proposed assessment 
district for which proceedings have been instituted by the board of supervisors. 
(Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 211, 1940.) 

16.08.130 Permits — Removal from location or cancellation conditions. The 

commissioner, or his representative, for cause, may cancel the privilege granted by 
the permit and may remove the permit from the job location. If removed or 
cancelled by other means by anyone other than the commissioner, it shall be 
delivered to the office of the commissioner within 24 hours accompanied by a 
written report regarding the incident. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 2 § 
210, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.10 
FEES AND CHARGES 

Sections: 

16.10.010 Issuance fee — Required. 

16.10.020 Issuance fee. 

16.10.030 Deposit of fees and charges. 

16.10.040 Issuance fee — Agencies exempt from payment. 

16.10.050 Issuance fee — Exemption for county public works. 

16.10.060 Waiver of fees or deposits authorized when. 

16.10.065 Waiver of fees — For "neighborhood watch" signs. 

16.10.070 Engineering and inspection charges for curb, gutter, sidewalk 

and highway surface. 
16.10.080 Fee for copy of permit. 
16.10.090 Unit fees for inspection costs. 
16.10.100 Costs related to permit — Permittee liability. 
16.10.110 Work inspected by governmental agency — No inspection fee 

or deposit when. 
16.10.120 Failure of government agency to inspect — County to perform 

work — Costs. 
16.10.130 Computation of costs. 
16.10.140 Unauthorized highway work — Rehabilitation by county 

authorized when — Costs. 
16.10.150 Highway surface repairs — Computation of costs. 
16.10.160 Failure to comply with permit conditions — Revocation of 

privilege — Highway restoration requirements. 

16.10.010 Issuance fee — Required. All persons, except as otherwise 
specified in this Division 1, shall pay an issuance fee and all other costs and 
charges as established for the work covered in this Division 1. (Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 301, 1940.) 

16.10.020 Issuance fee. Unless otherwise specifled in this title, the issuance 
fee for all highway permits shall be $40.00. On July 1st of each year the fee 
imposed by this section shall be reviewed by the director of public works and the 
amount of the fee shall be adjusted as follows: Calculate the percentage movement 
between April of the previous year and April of the current year in the Consumer 
Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers in the Los Angeles, Anaheim and 
Riverside areas, as published by the United States Government Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, adjust the fee by said percentage amount and round to the nearest dollar. 
No adjustment shall decrease the fee and no fee shall exceed the reasonable cost 
of providing services. If it is determined that the reasonable amount necessary to 
recover the cost of providing the services exceeds this adjustment, the director of 
public works may present fee proposals to the board of supervisors for approval. 
(Ord. 98-0059 § 1, 1998: Ord. 96-0064 § 1, 1996: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 3 § 304, 1940.) 



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16.10.030 Deposit of fees and charges. Issuance fees and charges for 
repairs, inspection or engineering collected under the provisions of this Division 
1 shall be deposited in the respective funds from which the corresponding disburse- 
ments were made. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 302, 1940.) 

16.10.040 Issuance fee — Agencies exempt from payment. The following 
shall be exempt from paying the issuance fee: the United States, this state, all 
departments of this county, any municipal corporation, any school district, and any 
special district organized under state law. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 
Ch. 3 § 303, 1940.) 

16.10.050 Issuance fee — Exemption for county public works. The 

director of public works may grant a permit without issuance fee if the director 
finds that the work to be done has been requested by the county in connection with 
proposed public works. (Ord. 98-0059 § 2, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 3 § 305, 1940.) 

16.10.060 Waiver of fees or deposits authorized when. If the director of 
public works determines that the waiver of any part of the fees is necessary to 
promote the safety and public welfare the director may in specific instances waive 
all fees and deposits. (Ord. 98-0059 § 3, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 3 § 306, 1940.) 

16.10.065 Waiver of fees — For 'Neighborhood watch" signs. The permit 
issuance fee shall be waived for permits issued for the purpose of placing "neigh- 
borhood watch" signs at the following locations: 

A. South Whittier. The unincorporated area bounded on the north by the city 
limit of the city of Whittier, on the east by the county line, on the south by the city 
of La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs, and on the west by the city limit of Santa Fe 
Springs; 

B. Walnut Park. The unincorporated area bounded on the north and east by 
the city limit of Huntington Park, on the west by Alameda Street, and on the south 
by the city limit of South Gate. (Ord. 12396 § 1, 1981.) 

16.10.070 Engineering and inspection charges for curb, gutter, sidewalk 
and highway surface. The director of public works shall not charge for any 
engineering or inspection on permits for the construction of curbs, gutters, walks 
and highway surfaces except when the construction of curbs, gutters, walks and 
highway surfaces is in connection with subdivision activity or is directly for private 
interests where the public is not benefitted. (Ord. 98-0059 § 4, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 308, 1940.) 

16.10.080 Fee for copy of permit. The fee for each true copy of a permit 
to the permittee is $.25. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 307, 1940.) 

16.10.090 Unit fees for inspection costs. The board of supervisors may 
establish unit fees for inspection costs incurred by the director of public works due 
to the permittee's activity. 



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A. The unit fees for highway permit inspections shall be: 

Construction 

Curb drain $105 each 

Parkway drain 490 each 

Residential driveway 150 each 

Commercial driveway 200 each 

Paving 500 square feet or less 555 each 

Sidewalk 100 linear feet or less 135 each 

Encroachment 

Monitoring wells 300 each 

Barrier fence 150 each 

Crane operations 300 each 

Temporary storage of materials 75 each 

Filming in road right-of-way 235 each day 

Utility Service Cut 100 each 

Transportation 

Escorted move 300 each 

All other fees for transportation permits shall be in accordance with the latest 
fee schedule published by the state of California Department of Transportation. 

The unit fees for highway permit inspections not described above or elsewhere 
in the county code shall be based on the actual cost incurred by the director of 
public works. 

B. The unit fees for mainline plan review shall be based on the total linear 
footage as shown on the plans and shall be charged according to the following 
schedule: 

Main Line Plan Review 

0—15,000 linear feet $140+ $0.17/linear foot 

Mainline plan reviews greater than 15,000 linear feet shall be charged based 
on the actual costs incurred by the director of public works. 

On July 1st of each year the fees imposed by this section, except transportation 
permit fees that are based on the latest fee schedule published by the state of 
California Department of Transportation, shall be reviewed by the director of public 
works and the amount of each fee shall be adjusted as follows: Calculate the 
percentage movement between April of the previous year and April of the current 
year in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers in the Los Angeles, 
Anaheim, and Riverside areas, as published by the United States Government 
Bureau of Labor Statistics and adjust each fee by said percentage amount; however, 
the fees described in subsection A of this section shall be rounded to the nearest 
dollar. No adjustment shall decrease any fee and no fee shall exceed the reasonable 

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cost of providing the services. If it is determined that the reasonable amount 
necessary to recover the costs of providing the services exceeds this adjustment, 
the director of public works may present fee proposals to the board of supervisors 
for approval. (Ord. 98-0059 § 5, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 
3 § 309, 1940.) 

16.10.100 Costs related to permit — Permittee liability. The permittee is 
liable for and shall pay for all the director of public works' costs related to the 
permit, including but not restricted to the following: 

A. The permit issuance fee; 

B. The unit fee for highway permit inspection and if none is described, then 
the actual cost incurred by the director of public works for inspection; 

C. Engineering, which includes design, survey and tests; 

D. The cost of repairing or restoring the highways and all appurtenant 
facilities to the same or equal condition that they were in before being cut or 
damaged as a result of the permittee's activities; 

£. The cost of furnishing and/or maintaining any lights, barricades or 
warning devices; 

F. The cost of alteration, removal, replacement and/or repair to traffic 
signals and devices, the removal of temporary and/or permanent traffic stripes, and 
any other expense for traffic control; 

G. The cost of removing or remedying any hazardous condition; 
H. The cost of tree trimming; 

I. Any other cost to the county caused by the permittee's activity. (Ord. 
98-0059 § 6, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 310, 1940.) 

16.10.110 Work inspected by governmental agency — No inspection fee 
or deposit when. The director of public works may issue a permit without any 
inspection fee or deposit if the permittee furnishes evidence to the director of public 
works that a qualified governmental agency has inspected the work and determined 
that the work will comply with minimum standards required by the county. (Ord. 
98-0059 § 7, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 314, 1940.) 

16.10.120 Failure of government agency to inspect — County to perform 
work — Costs. If an applicant receives a permit pursuant to the provisions of 
Section 16.10.110 and the governmental agency fails to make the inspection or fails 
to file evidence as required, the director of public works may inspect the work and 
the permittee shall pay the cost of such inspection to the director of public works. 
(Ord. 98-0059 § 8, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 315, 1940.) 

16.10.130 Computation of costs. Whenever in the provisions of this Division 
1 any costs are to be charged to any permittee and no other method for the calcula- 
tion of such costs is specified, such costs are the actual costs, including overhead 
and depreciation, in accordance with current practice in charging for work per- 
formed for the public. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 311, 1940.) 

16.10.140 Unauthorized highway work — Rehabilitation by county 
authorized when — Costs. In order to promote the welfare, well-being and safety 
of the public traveling along or across any highway, the director of public works 
may do any work within the highways of whatever nature is required in the 

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director's opinion to reestablish conditions as they existed prior to commencement 
of work done by any person within the highways and for which a permit has been 
obtained. The director of public works shall charge the cost of this rehabilitation 
to the person doing the unauthorized work. (Ord. 98-0059 § 9, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 312, 1940.) 

16.10.150 Highway surface repairs — Computation of costs. The director 
of public works' costs of repairing and restoring the highway surface shall be 
calculated as follows: 

Excavation Repairs 

— 100 square feet $3.605/square foot 

101 — 1,000 square feet 1.442/square foot 

1,001 — 10,000 square feet 1.082/square foot 

More than 10,001 square feet 0.721/square foot 

On July 1st of each year the fees imposed by this section shall be reviewed 
by the director of public works and the amount of each fee shall be adjusted as 
follows: Calculate the percentage movement between April of the previous year 
and April of the current year in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban 
consumers in the Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Riverside areas, as published by the 
United States Government Bureau of Labor Statistics and adjust each fee by said 
percentage amount. No adjustment shall decrease any fee and no fee shall exceed 
the reasonable cost of providing the services. If it is determined that the reasonable 
amount necessary to recover the costs of providing the services exceeds this 
adjustment, the director of public works may present fee proposals to the board of 
supervisors for approval. (Ord. 98-0059 § 10, 1998: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 313, 1940.) 

16.10.160 Failure to comply with permit conditions — Revocation of 
privilege — Highway restoration requirements. Whenever a permittee fails to 
comply with the conditions established for the exercise of a privilege granted under 
a permit, the director of public works may revoke the privilege. Upon such revoca- 
tion, the permittee shall immediately restore the highway to the director of public 
works' satisfaction. If the permittee fails to do so, the director of public works may 
restore the highway at the expense of the permittee or charge the permittee a fee 
of $200.00 a day for each day of failure to restore the highway. (Ord. 98-0059 § 
11, 1998: Ord. 11581 § 4, 1977: Ord. 9879 § 2, 1969: Ord. 3597 Ch. 3 § 316, 
1940.) 



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Chapter 16.12 
DEPOSITS AND SURETIES 

Sections: 

16.12.010 Cash deposit or other security required — Exceptions. 

1 6. 1 2.020 Cash deposit — Form and use conditions. 

1 6. 1 2.030 Other security — Types acceptable. 

1 6. 1 2.040 Authority to accept negotiable paper. 

16.12.010 Cash deposit or other security required — Exceptions. A. Every 

applicant for a permit, unless exempt by law, other than the United States, this 
state, departments of this county, municipalities, and special districts, shall be 
required to provide a cash deposit or other adequate security, as determined by the 
commissioner, to guarantee payment of charges due under this Division 1. The 
amount of the deposit or security shall be sufficient to recover all costs of any nature 
which the commissioner estimates he will incur if the permittee does not fulfill his 
permit requirements. 

B. A cash deposit or other adequate security is not required in the case of 
construction under contract with the county where a faithful performance bond is 
posted or other surety is deposited and assigned to the county which guarantees to 
the county the repair of the highway, including construction financed in whole or in 
part by special assessments. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 4 § 401, 1940.) 

16.12.020 Cash deposit — Form and use conditions. A cash deposit may be 
in the form of a special deposit for each permit, or in the form of a general deposit to 
be maintained as security for all the permits issued to an applicant. If an applicant 
maintains a general cash deposit, it shall be with the understanding that he will pay 
all bills sent him by the commissioner for work covered by this Division 1. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 4 § 402, 1940.) 

16.12.030 Other security — Types acceptable. In lieu of a general cash 
deposit, the commissioner may accept from an applicant other types of security as 
specified below: 

A. Surety Bond. The commissioner may accept a surety bond in a sum of 
not less than $1,000.00 on a form supplied by the commissioner and executed by a 
corporation incorporated for the purpose of making, guaranteeing or becoming a 
surety upon bonds complying with Section 1056 of the Code of Civil Procedure. It 
shall guarantee the payment of all fees and other charges required by this Division 1 
which may become due because of any permits issued during the life of the said 
surety bond. 

B. Savings and Loan Association Shares. The commissioner may accept 
the assignment of savings and loan certificates or shares subject to the county 
Administrative Code provisions set out at Chapter 4.36 of the Los Angeles County 
Code. 

C. Insurance. As security on moving permits only, the commissioner may 
accept a certificate of insurance and endorsement on the standard forms provided 
by the commissioner. Such certificate and endorsement shall show that an insur- 
ance policy of not less than $ 10,000.00 has been issued to the applicant and is in full 
force and effect, and in which policy the insurer directly agrees to reimburse the 
county for all sums due it from the permittee for damage to highway facilities. 

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D. Additional Securities. The commissioner may require any type of 
security that has, in his opinion, become insufficient for protection of the public 
interest to be increased to such an amount as he has determined will be sufficient to 
protect the public interest. He may require special deposits or other security. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 4 § 403, 1940.) 

16.12.040 Authority to accept negotiable paper. The commissioner may 
accept negotiable paper in payment of any permit fee, including engineering and 
inspection fees, deposit or other payment required by this Division 1, as provided 
in the Administrative Code of the county of Los Angeles set out in Titles 2, 3, 4 and 
5 of this code. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 4 § 404, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.14 
BILLINGS, COLLECTIONS AND REFUNDS 

Sections: 

1 6. 1 4.0 1 Billing for all chargeable fees and costs. 

1 6. 1 4.020 Late payment — Deduction from deposit or security — 

Collection by legal means when. 
1 6. 1 4.030 Billing in lieu of fee prepayment authorized when. 
1 6. 1 4.040 Additional repairs to highway surfaces — Costs charged to 

permittee when. 
1 6. 1 4.050 Unpaid bills — Remedies authorized by commissioner, 
1 6. 14.060 Refunds — Remainder of deposits. 
1 6. 1 4.070 Refunds — Permit issuance fees. 
1 6. 1 4.080 Refunds — Driveway inspection or other unit fees. 

16.14.010 Billing for all chargeable fees and costs. The commissioner shall 
bill the permittee or deduct from the deposit made or maintained by the permittee 
for all fees and costs chargeable under this Division 1. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597Ch. 5§501, 1940.) 

16.14.020 Late payment — Deduction from deposit or security — Collection 
by legal means when. If, within 30 days after a bill has been sent, the permittee does 
not pay same in full, such amount may be deducted from his general deposit, or the 
commissioner may recover the amount due from any security the permittee has 
filed under Chapter 16.12. If the deposit or security is insufficient to pay the amount 
due, the county may enforce collection by legal means. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 5 § 502, 1940.) 

16.14.030 Billing in lieu of fee prepayment authorized when. At the request 
of a permittee who maintains with the commissioner adequate security, as pro- 
vided in Chapter 16. 12, and to whom 10 or more permits have been issued monthly 
for three consecutive months, the commissioner may waive the requirement 
covering prepayment of the issuance fees, and bill said permittee for issuance fees 
covering permits issued subsequent to such request. The commissioner may revoke 
such waiver at any time. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 5 § 503, 1940.) 

16.14.040 Additional repairs to highway surfaces — Costs charged to per- 
mittee when. If at any time subsequent to the first repair of a surface of a highway 
damaged or destroyed by any excavation, encroachment or moving operation in 
such highway it becomes necessary again to repair such surface due to settlement or 
any other cause directly attributable to such excavation, encroachment or moving 
operation, the permittee shall pay to the commissioner the cost of such additional 
repair; provided, however, that the commissioner shall have the option of either 
making the repair or requiring the permittee to make the repair. (Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 5 § 504, 1940.) 

16.14.050 Unpaid bills — Remedies authorized by commissioner. The com- 
missioner may elect not to issue further permits to the permittee and may hold any 
deposits, guarantees, or bonds of the permittee as long as any bill remains unpaid. 
(Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 5 § 505, 1940.) 

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16.14.060 Refunds — Remainder of deposits. The remainder of any deposit, 
if there is any remainder, shall be refunded to the person making such deposit, or to 
his assigns. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 6 § 601, 1940.) 

16.14.070 Refunds — Permit issuance fees. An issuance fee may be 
refunded when a permit has been issued as the result of an error not made by the 
permittee. (Ord. 9349 § I (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 6 § 602, 1940.) 

16.14.080 Refunds — Driveway inspection or other unit fees. The fee depos- 
ited for driveway inspection or any other unit fee established may be refunded if it 
was erroneously collected or if the work was not constructed by the permittee. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 6 § 603, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.16 
CONSTRUCTION WORK 

Sections: 

16.16.010 Applicability of chapter provisions. 

1 6. 1 6.020 Plans prepared by engineer required when. 

1 6. 1 6.030 Lines and grades for performance of work. 

1 6. 1 6.040 Driveways — Concrete construction required when. 

1 6. 1 6.050 Driveways — Location restrictions. 

16.1 6. 060 Driveways — Width specifications. 

1 6. 1 6.070 Driveways — Aggregate width limitations. 

1 6. 1 6.080 Driveways — Minimum intervening distance. 

1 6. 1 6.090 Driveways — Prohibited in certain locations. 

i 6. 1 6. 1 00 Driveways — In curb return curvature — Limitations. 

1 6. 1 6. 1 1 Driveways — Deviation from requirements authorized when. 

16.16.120 Certificate of acceptance for completed work. 

1 6. 1 6. 1 30 Highway lights or lighting system — Investigation before 

dedication to county. 

1 6. 1 6. 1 40 Highway lights or lighting system — Report of investigation 

— Conditions for acceptance by county. 

1 6. 1 6. 1 50 Stakes set for work — Charge for resetting required when. 

16.16.010 Applicability of chapter provisions. The provisions of this chapter 
apply to permits for the laying, constructing, reconstructing or repairing of curbs, 
sidewalks, gutters, driveways, highway surfaces, retaining walls, storm drains, 
culverts, highway lights or lighting system, or other appurtenant structures. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 701, 1940.) 

16.16.020 Plans prepared by engineer required when. If, in the opinion of 
the commissioner, the work proposed to be done requires the making of plans or the 
setting of stakes, or both, the commissioner may require the application be accom- 
panied by the necessary plans, which plans shall be prepared by a competent 
engineer. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 702, 1940.) 

16.16.030 Lines and grades for performance of work. Before a permittee 
performs any work covered by this chapter he shall obtain from the commissioner 
the approved lines and grades therefor. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 
703, 1940.) 

16.16.040 Driveways — Concrete construction required when. Driveways 
shall be constructed of cement concrete where a cement concrete curb exists. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 704, 1940.) 

16.16.050 Driveways — Location restrictions. A driveway shall not be 
constructed or maintained where fences, buildings, natural grade or any other 
obstacle will prevent a vehicle from being stored entirely off the public right-of-way 
after entering such driveway. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 705, 
1940.) 

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16.16.060 Driveways — Width specifications. The width of an individual 
driveway shall be considered as being the net width thereof, exclusive of side slopes 
and returns, measured along the line of the curb or centerline of the highway. The 
width of an individual driveway shall be not less than 10 feet and shall not exceed in 
width: 

A. 20 feet if the driveway serves only residences or apartments; 

B. 20 feet for lots or parcels of land less than 100 feet wide; 

C. 30 feet or 20 percent of the front frontage of the lot or parcel of land, 
whichever is greater, but not to exceed 60 feet, when the driveway serves other than 
residences or apartments on a lot or parcel of land not less than 100 feet wide. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 706, 1940.) 

16.16.070 Driveways — Aggregate width limitations. The aggregate width 
of the total number of driveways serving any single lot or parcel of land from any 
one highway shall not exceed: 

A. 40 percent of the frontage, if the driveway serves only residences or 
apartments; 

B. 60 percent of the frontage in other cases. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1 967: Ord. 
3597Ch. 7§707, 1940.) 

16.16.080 Driveways — Minimum intervening distance. The minimum 
intervening distance between the side slopes or returns of adjacent driveways 
serving the same lot or parcel shall be 22 feet. In the case of adjacent driveways 
serving two adjoining lots or parcels, the intervening distance between the side 
slopes or returns shall be at least one foot; otherwise, a common or continuous 
driveway will be required. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 708, 1940.) 

16.16.090 Driveways — Prohibited in certain locations. A. A driveway, 
including the side slopes, shall not be constructed: 

1. Between the prolonged intersecting property lines of any high- 
ways; or 

2. Between the points of curvature of any curb return having a radius 
of 20 feet or less. 

B. In applying the provisions of this section, the condition producing the 
greater length of curb between the specified control points in the particular case 
shall govern. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 709, 1940.) 

16.16.100 Driveways — In curb return curvature — Limitations. A. A drive- 
way, including the side slopes, shall not be constructed between the points of 
curvature of any curb return except: 

1. In the case of a curb return having a radius of 25 feet or more, 
driveways may encroach at each end thereof for a distance not greater than one- 
eighth of the total arc length of return, leaving in the clear at least three-quarters of 
such arc length, if such encroachment does not conflict with other requirements of 
this section. 

2. In the case of a curb return having a radius of less than 25 feet but 
more than 20 feet, the maximum permissible encroachment at each end of the 
return, subject to other requirements of this section, shall be that proportion of one- 
eighth of the total arc length that the difference between the length of the radius and 
20 feet bears to five. 

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B. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions, a driveway shall not 
encroach on any curb return beyond or ahead of any traffic-regulating device 
located on or adjacent thereto. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 710, 
1940.) 

16.16.110 Driveways — Deviation from requirements authorized when. 

Where topographical or traffic conditions are such that a modification of the 
provisions of Sections 16.16.040 through 16.16.100 are necessary for the promotion 
of traffic safety, and the commissioner so finds, he may permit a deviation from the 
provisions of such sections to the exent which he finds necessary. (Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 711, 1940.) 

16.16.120 Certificate of acceptance for completed work. If the commis- 
sioner, by survey or by inspection or by both, ascertains that the work has been 
completed according to the requirements of the permit issued therefor, and of all 
the provisions of this Division 1, he shall issue, if requested so to do by the 
permittee, a certificate of acceptance which shall contain a statement of the loca- 
tion, nature, and extent of the work performed under the permit. (Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 712, 1940.) 

16.16.130 Highway lights or lighting system — Investigation before dedica- 
tion to county. If any person offers to dedicate as a highway any land upon which any 
highway light or highway lighting system has been installed, the clerk of the board of 
supervisors, before presenting such offer to the board, shall refer such offer to the 
commissioner for investigation and report as to whether such highway light or 
highway lighting system conforms with the requirements of this Division 1 and 
with the standard specifications. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 713, 
1940.) 

16.16.140 Highway lights or lighting system — Report of investigation — 
Conditions for acceptance by county. A. Upon reference to him, the commissioner 
shall make an adequate investigation of such highway light or highway lighting 
system, and the construction and installation thereof, and shall report, in writing, to 
the board of supervisors advising it as to whether or not such highway light or 
highway lighting system so complies, and if not, what changes or alterations are 
necessary so that such light or system will conform. 

B. If such light or system does not conform, the board of supervisors shall 
not accept such offer of dedication unless and until such light or system shall have 
first been made to conform to the provisions of this Division 1 and to the said 
specifications. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 714, 1940.) 

16.16.150 Stakes set for work — Charge for resetting required when. If any 

stakes set for any work covered by this chapter are disturbed or destroyed by cause 
directly attributable to the permittee's delay in making use of the stakes, the 
commissioner shall set the additional stakes and shall charge the cost thereof to the 
permittee. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 7 § 715, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.18 
EXCAVATIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS 

Sections: 

1 6. 1 8 .0 1 Applicability of Chapter 16.18 provisions. 

1 6. 1 8.020 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Membership in 

one-call notification system required. 
1 6. 1 8.030 Excavation or encroachment permit — Plat filing required 

with application when — Contents. 

1 6. 1 8.040 Underground pipelines — Minimum depth of cover. 

1 6. 1 8.04 1 Underground cable TV and telephone conduits in systems 
designed pursuant to special requirements of the road 
commissioners. 

1 6. 1 8.050 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Pressure test 

specifications. 
1 6. 1 8.060 Pipeline system — Block valves required where. 
1 6. 1 8.070 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Cathodic 

protection system required — Specifications, 
1 6. 1 8.080 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Emergency plan 

requirements. 
1 6. 1 8,090 Completion of work — Restoration of area required. 
1 6. 1 8. 1 00 Completion of work — Method of refilling excavations. 
16.18.110 Completion of work — Notice to commissioner — As-built 

plat required when. 
1 6. 1 8. 1 20 Relocation of facilities or encroachments — Statement 

required in application. 
1 6. 1 8. 1 30 Obtaining permit next business day permitted when. 
1 6. 1 8. 1 40 Lines for TV or audio signals — Undergrounding required 

when. 
1 6. 1 8. 1 50 Commissioner authorized to establish other requirements. 
1 6. 1 8. 1 60 Abandonment or removal of facilities or encroachments — 

Specifications. 

16.18.010 Applicability of Chapter 16.18 provisions. The provisions of this 
chapter apply to permits for the making, or causing to be made, in any highway, of 
excavations, and for the placing, constructing, testing, repairing, changing, 
monitoring, removing or abandoning of facilities or encroachments. The provi- 
sions of this chapter also apply to written emergency plans for owners or operators 
of pipelines used to convey toxic, corrosive or flammable liquids, and mandatory 
membership in a one-call notification system. (Ord. 12038 § 4, 1979: Ord. 1 1581 § 5, 
1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 801, 1940.) 

16.18.020 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Membership in one- 
call notification system required. When a one-call notification system is operational 
in the unincorporated territory of Los Angeles County, no person shall maintain 
and operate a pipeline designed to carry hazardous substances below the surface of 
a highway unless said person is a member of the system. Such person shall provide 
to the commissioner such proof as required that said person is a member of the 

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system in Los Angeles County. For the purpose of this section, electrical facilities 
shall not be considered hazardous. (Ord. 12038 § 5, 1979: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 801.1, 
1940.) 

16.18.030 Excavation or encroachment permit — Plat filing required with 
application when — Contents. Each applicant for an excavation or encroachment 
permit shall file with the application a plat in quintuplicate showing the highways in 
which the proposed excavation, facility or encroachment will be placed, together 
with the exact location and dimensions of the proposed excavations, or the specifi- 
cations and characteristics of the facility or encroachment, together with any other 
details which the commissioner requires. When excavations are made for service 
connections or for the location of trouble in conduits, cable or pipe, or for making 
repairs thereto, the commissioner may waive the filing of a plat. Approved plats 
shall become public records. (Ord. 1 1581 § 6, 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 8 § 802, 1940.) ; 

16.18.040 Underground pipelines — Minimum depth of cover. Except as 
provided in Section 16.18.041, the following minimum depths of cover below 
existing, finished or proposed gutter grade shall be required for all underground 
pipelines within the roadway area: 

A. Local Streets. 

24 inches for service pipelines; 

30 inches for all pipelines transporting nonhazardous substances; 
30 inches for electrical facilities; 

42 inches for all pipelines transporting hazardous substances as defined in 
Section 16.04.080. 

B. Master Plan Highways. 
24 inches for service pipelines; 

36 inches for pipelines transporting nonhazardous substances; 

42 inches for electrical facilities; 

42 inches for pipelines transporting hazardous substances, as defined in 
Section 16.04.080. (Ord. 85-0207 § 2, 1985: Ord. 82-0268 § I, 1982: Ord 11581 § 7, 
1977: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 802.1, 1940.) 

16.18.041 Underground cable TV and telephone conduits in systems 
designed pursuant to special requirements of the road commissioner. A minimum 
depth of cover of 18 inches below existing or proposed edge of gutter grade shall be 
permitted for cable TV and telephone conduits designed pursuant to special 
requirements of the road commissioner, and to be placed in existing roadways as 
follows: 

A. Mainline cable conduit in a four- to five-inch-wide trench located adja- 
cent to the concrete gutter (three from the edge of curb if no gutter exists); 

B. Service cable conduits crossing the roadway from the mainline to serve 
users on the opposite side of local streets when installed by an acceptable boring 
method. (Ord. 82-0268 § 2, 1982.) 

16.18.050 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Pressure test specifi- 
cations. A. After initial installation under this Division 1 of any pipeline used or to 
be used to carry toxic, corrosive or flammable liquids, such pipeline shall be subject 
to a hydrostatic pressure test as provided herein before it is placed in operation. The 
duration of the hydrostatic test for this purpose shall not be less than 24 hours. 

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B. After repair or replacement of any pipeline used or to be used to carry 
toxic, corrosive or flammable liquids, made necessary to repair leaks or breaks, or 
replacements made necessary for changes required by improvements within the 
roadway, the affected portion of the pipeline shall be subjected to a hydrostatic 
pressure test as provided herein before placing in operation. The duration of the 
hydrostatic test for this purpose shall be not less than 24 hours. However, no such 
test is required for a minor repair which does not require removal of the pipeline 
from operation. If the affected section is isolated and tested hydrostatically, pres- 
sure test of the tie-in welds is not required; however, tie-in welds shall be examined 
by radiographic means. 

C. No pipeline subject to this Division 1 used or to be used to carry toxic, 
corrosive or flammable liquids and over 10 years of age shall be operated beyond 
the successive ensuing 12-month period of time unless retested annually by a 
hydrostatic pressure test or other test means acceptable to the commissioner. The 
duration of the periodic test for this purpose shall not be less than four hours. 

D. Each pressure test, either initial or retest, shall be in accordance with the 
American National Standard Institute's Code for Pressure Piping, Liquid 
Petroleum Transportation Piping Systems (ANSI B 31.4) in its latest revision. The 
commissioner may authorize the use of a liquid petroleum that does not vaporize 
rapidly (i.e., flash point over 150 degrees Fahrenheit or 66 degrees Centigrade) as a 
test medium. Pressure tests after initial installation of pipelines and before they are 
placed in operation shall show no unexplained loss. Annual or retest pressure tests 
shall not show an hourly loss, for each section of the pipeline under test at the time, 
in excess of either 10 gallons, or the sum of one gallon and an amount computed at a 
rate in gallons per mile equivalent to one-tenth of the nominal internal diameter of 
the pipe. 

E. The commissioner may grant administrative waiver or other relief to an 
owner or operator under this Division 1 as to the periodic pressure testing of any 
pipelines as herein provided if owner or operator can demonstrate that such testing 
will cause the unreasonable unscheduled shutdown of plants, terminals, refineries 
or other facilities of which such pipelines constitute an integral part. 

F. In addition to the foregoing requirements, any pipeline authorized by 
this Division 1 and subject to pressure testing shall be subjected to a pressure test by 
the owner or operator at any time as may be required by the commissioner in the 
interest of public safety. 

G. Within 30 days after completion of any test made pursuant to the 
provisions of this Division 1, the owner or operator shall submit a certified report of 
such text for the commissioner's review. The report shall show the date of test, 
description of portion of pipeline tested (identified with respect to county high- 
ways), and the test data. The report shall be sufficient in detail to permit analysis of 
test results and determination of compliance with the applicable provisions of the 
ordinance codified in this division or any other applicable ordinance, rule or 
regulation. The report shall also contain any other test information as may be 
specifically requested by the commissioner. (Ord. 12038 § 6, 1979: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 
802.2, 1940.) 

16.18.060 Pipeline system — Block valves required where. Block valves 
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minimize damage from accidental product discharge. Said location shall be appro- 
priate for the terrain and the population density of the area. (Ord. 12038 § 7, 1979: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 802.3, 1940.) 

16.18.070 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Cathodic protection 
system required — Specifications. As provided in the American National Standard 
Institute's Code for Pressure Piping, Liquid Petroleum Transportation Piping 
Systems (ANSI B 31.4) in its latest revision, a cathodic protection system shall be 
installed for all new ferrous pipelines used to carry toxic, corrosive or flammable 
substances other than utility gases in order to mitigate corrosion deterioration that 
might result in structural failure. The cathodic protection system for all new ferrous 
pipelines carrying utility gases shall be installed in accordance with General Order 
No. 112-C of the Public Utilities Commission of the state of California. A test 
procedure shall be developed by the owner or operator to determine whether 
adequate cathodic protection has been achieved and submitted to the commis- 
sioner for approval. Reports of cathodic protection evaluation in accordance with 
such approved procedure shall be made available annually for review by the 
commissioner. (Ord. 12038 § 8, 1979: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 802.4, 1940.) 

16.18.080 Pipelines carrying hazardous substances — Emergency plan 
requirements. A. Each owner or operator of a pipeline used or to be used to convey 
toxic, corrosive or flammable liquids shall have a written emergency plan approved 
and on file with the county forester and fire warden. The plan shall be in accordance 
with the American National Standard Institute's Code for Pressure Piping, Liquid 
Petroleum Transportation Piping Systems (ANSI B 31.4) in its latest revision. 

B. The plan shall include but not be limited to the following elements: 

1. A "liaison" element for intercommunications between public 
agencies and pipeline owners or operators to provide for prompt coordinated 
remedial action, and the dissemination of information as to the location and 
ownership identification of pipelines based on the best available records and plans; 

2. A "spill contingency" element to hmit the extent of accidental 
product discharge by which pipeline owners or operators shall involve themselves 
in a cooperative pipeline leak notification emergency action system; 

3. A "leak detection" element by which the pipeline owners or oper- 
ators can monitor the flow of their product and can divert, reduce or stop the flow of 
said product at the first indication of a product leak; 

4. A "first-on-the-scene emergency containment" element, in coop- 
eration with other pipeline owners or operators, to be utilized until arrival of the 
affected pipeline owner's or operator's personnel, "First-on-the-scene" costs shall 
be borne by the owner or operator of the facility, and shall be reimbursed to the 
organization effecting the emergency containment. (Ord. 12038 § 9, 1 979: Ord. 3597 
Ch. 8 § 802.5, 1940.) 

16.18.090 Completion of work — Restoration of area required. Immediately 
upon completion of the work necessitating the excavation, facility or encroachment 
permitted by any permit issued, the permittee shall promptly and in a workmanlike 
manner restore the area affected by his activity to a condition satisfactory to the 
commissioner. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 803, 1940.) 



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16.18.100 Completion of work — Method of refilling excavations. A permit- 
tee shall refill an excavation in the manner which is satisfactory to the commis- 
sioner and is most effective to accomplish thorough consolidation and enable the 
highway to be restored to a condition equivalent to that in which it was prior to the 
excavation. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 804, 1940.) 

16.18.110 Completion of work — Notice to commissioner — As-built piat 
required when. Upon completion of the refilling of the excavation, or completion of 
the cut or fill, the permittee shall so notify the commissioner in writing on a form 
prescribed by the commissioner. Whenever a plat was required by Section 16. 18.030 
and there were substantial deviations approved during the work from the dimen- 
sions or locations as shown on the plat, the permittee shall transmit to the commis- 
sioner a concise "as-built plat" upon completion of his work, showing the accurate 
location, depth and size of the facility or encroachment so laid, removed or 
abandoned. (Ord. 11581 § 9, 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 805, 
1940.) 

16.18.120 Relocation of facilities or encroachments — Statement required in 
application. Every application shall contain a statement, signed by the applicant, 
that if any facility or encroachment placed in the excavation or the facility or 
encroachment for which a permit is issued interferes with the future use of the 
highway by the general public, then the applicant and his successors or assigns will 
at his own expense remove or relocate to a location satisfactory to the commis- 
sioner such facility or encroachment. The statement signed by the applicant will not 
apply in cases when the applicant has an easement superior to the highway ease- 
ment at the time of application and can furnish evidence when required of such 
superior easement. (Ord. 1 1581 § 10, 1977: Ord. 9349 § I (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 
§ 806, 1940.) 

16.18.130 Obtaining permit next business day permitted when. Nothing in 
this Division I prohibits any person from maintaining by virtue of any law, 
ordinance or permit, any facility or encroachment in any highway, or from making 
such excavation as may be necessary for the preservation of life or property if the 
person making such excavation applies for a permit not later than the next business 
day (Ord. 11581 § 11, 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 807, 1940.) 

16.18.140 Lines for TV or audio signals — Undergrounding required when. 

The commissioner shall require all lines for the transmission and distribution of 
standard television or audio signals to be placed underground in highways when all 
power and telephone lines are undei^ound, and shall also require underground 
installation in all instances except where the applicant provides satisfactory proof 
of permission to use existing pole lines or where the commission finds that the 
remoteness of the area or other conditions render underground installation imprac- 
tical or infeasible. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 808, 1940.) 

16.18.150 Commissioner authorized to establish other requirements. The 

commissioner may establish such requirements as he may find necessary to apply 
to the work to be done by any person in order to prevent interference with users of 
the highway and with holders of other permits. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 8 § 809, 1940.) 

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16.18.160 Abandonment or removal of facilities or encroachments — 
SpeciHcations. A. Each applicant for a permit to abandon in place or remove any 
facility or encroachment in the highway shall do so under terms and conditions 
prescribed by the commissioner. The permit application shall include a plat or other 
suitable means describing the facility or encroachment to be abandoned or removed, 
and indicating its exact location. Permission to abandon a facility or encroachment 
without removing shall be subject to removal within one year after the effective date 
of the abandonment if the facility or encroachment may interfere with a present or 
future public improvement. If it is determined that the facility or encroachment 
should be removed, the permittee or its successor in interest shall remove it at its 
expense or pay county for the cost of such removal. Permittee shall leave any 
abandoned facility or encroachment in a safe condition. 

B. In addition to the foregoing, abandonment in place of a pipeline used to 
convey toxic, corrosive or flammable liquids will be subject to the following 
requirements: 

1. The pipeline shall be thoroughly purged of liquids and vapors and 
filled with an inert material that will remain in a solid or semisolid state if any 
portion of the pipeline is cut or removed in the future. 

2. The permittee shall file a certificate with the commissioner that said 
requirements have been complied with and the abandoned pipeline has been left in 
a safe condition. (Ord. 12038 § 10, 1979: Ord. 11581 § 12, 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 8 § 810, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.19 
DROP BOX DEBRIS CONTAINERS ON HIGHWAYS 

Sections: 

1 6. 1 9.01 Permit — Required. 

16.19.020 Definition — Permitted drop box debris container. 

16.19.030 Permit — Application. 

16.19.040 Permit — Issuance. 

16.19.050 Permit — Fee. 

16.19.060 Identification and warning devices required on each permitted 

drop box debris container. 

16.19.070 Drop box debris container condition. 

16.19.080 Prohibited use of drop box debris container. 

16.19.090 Restrictions on placement of drop box debris containers. 

16.19.100 Indemnification and insurance. 

16.19.110 Permittee responsible for damage. 

16.19.120 Violations and administrative fee. 

16.19.130 Impoundment. 

16.19.140 Revocation of permit. 

16.19.150 Hearings. 

16.19.160 Notices. 

1 6. 1 9. 1 70 Violation — Penalty. 

16.19.180 Remedies cumulative. 

16.19.190 Severability. 

16.19.200 Purpose and intent. 

16.19.010 Permit — Required. No person shall place or cause to be placed 
any drop box debris container on or projecting onto any portion of any highway 
without an annual drop box debris container permit issued pursuant to this chapter. 
(Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.020 Deflnition — Permitted drop box debris container. A permitted 
drop box debris container is any container of one cubic yard in size or greater 
placed on or projecting onto any highway that is used for the collection and 
temporary holding of construction, demolition and lot clearing debris and waste. 
Drop box debris container does not include a solid-waste collection container as 
described in Section 20.72.080. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.030 Permit — Application. The director of public works or his 
designee (the "director") shall establish an application form for an annual drop box 
debris container permit. Each application submitted to the director for his consider- 
ation shall be accompanied by the annual drop box debris container permit fee and 
proof of a valid department of health services waste collection permit. (Ord. 99- 
0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.040 Permit — Issuance. Upon the director's review of a complete 
application for an annual drop box debris container permit and the payment of all 
applicable fees, the director may issue the permit. Subject to the conditions 
contained in the permit, the provisions of this chapter and all other applicable laws, 

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a valid permit will allow the placement of drop box debris containers on highways. 
A drop box debris container permit shall expire one year from the date of issuance. 
(Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.050 Permit — Fee. An issuance fee of $250.00 shall be charged for 
an annual drop box debris container permit which will allow the permittee to place 
an unlimited number of drop box debris containers on highways if all requirements 
of this chapter and all other applicable laws are met. On July 1 st of each year the 
fees imposed by this chapter shall be reviewed by the director, and the amount of 
the fees shall be adjusted as follows: Calculate the percentage movement between 
April of the previous year and April of the current year in the Consumer Price Index 
(CPI) for all urban consumers in the Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Riverside areas, 
as published by the United States Government Bureau of Labor Statistics; adjust 
the fees by said percentage amount; and, round up to the nearest dollar. No 
adjustment shall increase or decrease the fees to an amount more or less than the 
amount necessary to recover the cost of providing the services. If it is determined 
that the reasonable amount necessary to recover the costs of providing the services 
exceeds this adjustment, the director may present fee proposals to the board of 
supervisors for approval. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.060 Identification and warning devices required on each permitted 
drop box debris container. Every permitted drop box debris container shall have 
the following clearly displayed and visible on its exterior surface: 

A. The permittee's name and telephone number (including area code) in print 
at least two inches in height; 

B. Three-inch diameter reflectors, placed on the four corners of each side of 
the drop box debris container facing traffic. The lower reflectors shall be between 
three and four feet above the ground and vertically aligned with the upper reflectors. 
The reflectors must be clearly seen when illuminated by vehicle headlights. The 
permittee shall replace any worn or missing reflectors so as to conform with the 
requirements of this section. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.070 Drop box debris container condition. A permitted drop box debris 
container shall be maintained in good condition. The area immediately surrounding 
a permitted drop box debris container shall be maintained in a clean manner, free 
from any trash or deleterious material. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.080 Proliibited use of drop box debris container. At no time shall 
any permitted drop box debris container be used for the collection or storage of 
hazardous materials or hazardous waste as defined by federal, state or local law. 
(Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.090 Restrictions on placement of drop box debris containers. A. 

Permitted drop box debris containers shall be secured in such a manner so as to 
prevent any movement other than during placement and removal. 

B. Permitted drop box debris containers shall not remain at any location on 
a highway for more than seven consecutive days. 

C. Permitted drop box debris containers shall only be placed on or project 
onto highways within the limits of the projected property lines where the drop box 
debris is generated. 

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D. Permitted drop box debris containers shall not be placed on or project 
onto any highway in such a manner as to constitute a hazard to pedestrians or 
vehicular traffic. 

E. Permitted drop box debris containers shall not be placed on or project 
onto any highway: 

1. Within 15 feet of any crosswalk; 

2. Within 15 feet of any street corner, fire hydrant or disabled access 
ramp; 

3. On any portion of any sidewalk of any highway; 

4. On highways with grades in excess of six percent; 

5. Where clear space for the safe passage of pedestrians within the 
highway is reduced to less than three feet in width; 

6. Where the roadway is reduced to less than 15 feet in width; 

7. Where a motorist's ability to see traffic control devices such as stop 
signs, traffic lights, etc., is impaired; 

8. Where the drop box debris container will block or unreasonably 
interfere with access to neighboring property; 

9. Where parking is prohibited along the highway; 

10. Where the sight distance of the drop box debris container would 
be less than: 

a. 1 50 feet on highways posted with speed limits of 25 miles per 
hour or less, 

b. 345 feet on highways posted with speed limits greater than 
25 miles per hour and up to 40 miles per hour, 

c. 680 feet on highways posted with speed limits greater than 
40 miles per hour. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.100 Indemniflcation and insurance. As a condition of the issuance 
of an annual drop box debris container permit, the permittee shall agree in writing 
to defend, indemnify and hold the county of Los Angeles harmless from and against 
any and all liability, expense, including defense costs and legal fees, claims and 
causes of action for damages of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited 
to, bodily injury, death, personal or property damage, arising from or connected 
with any act or omission of permittee, and any and all allegations involving the 
placing, maintaining and/or removing of drop box debris containers placed on or 
projecting onto any portion of any highway. In addition, and without limiting the 
above obligation to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the county of Los Angeles, 
the permittee shall, as a condition to obtaining a permit, present evidence of liability 
insurance providing minimum coverage of $1,000,000.00 satisfactory to the director, 
which insurance shall include the county of Los Angeles as an additional insured. 
Each permittee shall maintain the required insurance during the life of the permit 
and whenever a drop box debris container is placed on any portion of any highway. 
Failure to maintain the required insurance is grounds for summary revocation of 
the permit. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.110 Permittee responsible for damage. The permittee shall be 
responsible for any damage to any part of any highway attributable to a drop box 
debris container. The permittee shall repair, restore or replace any damage to any 
highway to the satisfaction of the director, (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 



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16.19.120 Violations and administrative fee. The director may provide 
written notice to a permittee of a violation of any provision of this chapter by 
personal service, by first class mail or by facsimile machine, to the address or 
facsimile number provided on the permit on file with the department of public 
works. The notice shall indicate that unless the permittee requests a hearing 
pursuant to Section 16.19.150 in writing within five days of the service of the 
notice, the permittee shall correct the violation within the time specified by the 
director and shall pay to the director within 20 days of the date of the notice an 
administrative fee of $50.00 per violation. Failure to correct the violation and to 
pay the administrative fee within the specified time periods shall constitute grounds 
for revocation of the permit. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.130 Impoundment. The director may immediately remove and impound 
any drop box debris container placed on or projecting onto any highway in violation 
of any provision of this chapter if the violation is creating a dangerous or hazardous 
condition. Written notice of impoundment shall be provided to a permittee within 
three working days of the impoundment, either by personal service, by first class 
mail or by facsimile machine, to the address or facsimile number provided on the 
permit on file with the department of public works. If the drop box debris container 
is not permitted, then such notice shall be provided to the person responsible for 
the placement of the drop box debris container, if such person is known. The notice 
shall inform the permittee or the person responsible for placement of the drop box 
debris container of how to obtain the return of the drop box debris container upon 
the permittee's or responsible party's payment of an impound fee of $300.00, plus 
the reasonable additional cost, if any, in excess of $300.00 incurred in impounding 
the drop box debris container including, if applicable, the disposal of the contents 
of the container. The notice shall also indicate that the permittee or person responsi- 
ble may request a hearing pursuant to Section 16.19.150 in writing within five days 
of the service of the notice. If the drop box debris container is impounded for more 
than 30 calendar days, then the director may cause the sale or disposal of the 
impounded drop box debris container. The proceeds of any sale may be used at the 
discretion of the director to offset impoundment costs or may be deposited in the 
road fund. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.140 Revocation of permit. The violation of any of the provisions of 
this chapter shall constitute grounds for the revocation of a permit. The director 
shall notify a permittee of the director's intention to revoke a permit and the reason 
for the revocation. The notice shall be provided to the permittee by personal service, 
by first class mail or by facsimile machine, to the address or facsimile number 
provided on the permit on file with the department of public works. The notice shall 
also indicate that the permittee may submit a written request for a hearing pursuant 
to this chapter. Unless a written request for a hearing is received by the director 
within five days of service of the revocation notice, the permit will be revoked 
effective the date of service of the notice. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.150 Hearings. A permittee or person responsible for a drop box debris 
container may submit a written request for a hearing before the director, at any time 
within five days of service of the notice of violation, notice of impoundment or 
notice of revocation of permit. The written request for hearing shall include payment 
of a hearing fee of $250.00. The director shall hold a hearing, unless continued by 

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agreement, within five working days of the director's receipt of the request for a 
hearing and payment of the hearing fee. At the hearing, any person may present 
evidence and argument relating to the notice of violation, impoundment or revoca- 
tion of permit. After considering evidence and argument presented at the hearing, 
the director may uphold, modify or rescind the department's prior actions, and may 
refund the $250.00 hearing fee. The director shall provide to the permittee or person 
responsible for the drop box debris container the director's written decision within 
five working days after the close of the hearing. The decision of the director shall 
be final. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.160 Notices. Notices made pursuant to any section of this chapter shall 
be deemed served and effective upon the date the notice is provided in person or 
by facsimile machine, or two days after sending by first class mail. The failure of 
any person to receive a notice shall not affect in any manner the validity of any 
proceeding or action under this chapter. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.170 Violation — Penalty. Any person who violates Section 16.19.010, 
16.19.080, 16.19.1 10 or 16.19.120 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by 
a fine not exceeding $500.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more 
than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 
1999.) 

16.19.180 Remedies cumulative. The remedies provided by any section of 
this chapter are cumulative to any other remedies authorized by sections of this 
chapter and to other enforcement actions authorized by this code or state law. (Ord. 
99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.190 Severability. If any section, subsection, subpart or provision of 
this chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held 
invalid, the remainder of the provisions of this chapter and the application of such 
to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 99-0073 § 
1 (part), 1999.) 

16.19.200 Purpose and intent. The purpose of this chapter is to provide 
standards to preserve the public peace, health and safety by regulating drop box 
debris containers placed on or projecting onto highways. Consistent with this 
purpose, the provisions of this chapter are intended to confer a benefit on the 
community as a whole and not intended to establish a duty of care toward any 
particular person. This chapter shall not be construed to hold the county of Los 
Angeles or any officer, employee or agent thereof responsible for any damage to 
persons or property by reason of any activity authorized herein or by reason of the 
issuance or nonissuance of any permit authorized herein, and/or for any action or 
omission in connection with the application and/or enforcement of this chapter. By 
adopting the provisions of this chapter, the county of Los Angeles does not intend 
to impose on itself, its officers, employees or agents any mandatory duties of care 
toward persons and property within its jurisdiction so as to provide a basis of civil 
liability for damages against the county of Los Angeles, its officers, employees or 
agents. (Ord. 99-0073 § 1 (part), 1999.) 



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Chapter 16.20 
FLAGPOLES 

Sections: 

16.20.010 Permit to drill hole in sidewalk or highway granted when. 
16.20.020 Covering or refilling hole required when. 

16.20.010 Permit to drill hole in sidewalk or highway granted when. The 

commissioner may grant a permit to drill a hole not exceeding four inches in 
diameter in a public sidewalk or in that portion of a public highway not used for 
vehicular traffic for the purpose of inserting a flagpole therein upon which the flag 
of the United States, the flag of the state of California, or the flag of the county 
of Los Angeles is displayed. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 11 § 1101, 
1940.) 

16.20.020 Covering or refilling hole required when. Except when such hole 
is being used to support the flagpole of the flag of the United States, state of 
California or county of Los Angeles, permittee or his successor or assign shall plug 
such hole with wood, metal, plastic or concrete plug, which shall be so constructed 
as to completely cover such hole level with the surrounding surface, or shall refill 
such hole and restore the highway to a condition equivalent to that in which it was 
prior to the excavation. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 11 § 1102, 
1940.) 



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16.22.010 



Chapter 16.22 
MOVING PERMITS 

Sections: 

1 6.22.0 1 Applicability of chapter provisions. 

1 6.22.020 Moving permit — Relocation permit required for certain 

buildings. 
1 6.22.030 Moving permit — Issuance conditions for overweight loads. 
16.22.040 Moving permit — Commissioner's authority to issue and set 

conditions. 
1 6.22.050 Overhead facilities — Moving permit information available 

to operator — Procedure. 
1 6.22.060 Runway required under wheels of moving vehicles. 
1 6.22.070 Copy of permit required on each part of shipment. 
1 6.22.080 Supervision by inspector required when. 

16.22.010 Applicability of chapter provisions. The provisions of this chap- 
ter apply to the use of the highway by a vehicle or load, or to any combination. (Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 9 § 901, 1940.) 

16.22.020 Moving permit — - Relocation permit required for certain build- 
ings. In all cases where Ordinance 2225, entitled Building Code and set out at Title 
26 of the Los Angeles County Code requires the owner of any premises to which it is 
proposed to move any building or structure to obtain a relocation permit, the 
commissioner shall not grant a permit to move such building or structure until the 
applicant furnishes to the commissioner evidence that such owner has such reloca- 
tion permit. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 9 § 903, 1940.) 

16.22.030 Moving permit — Issuance conditions for overweight loads. The 

commissioner shall not issue a permit to move any load when the weight of load, 
plus the weight of the vehicle or other equipment, exceeds the weight permitted by 
the Vehicle Code, except that if it appears to the commissioner that the size, shape 
or physical characteristics of the load, or portion thereof, to be moved make it 
impossible or impracticable to keep within such weight limits, the commissioner 
may issue a permit to move a load on a vehicle every wheel of which is equipped 
with pneumatic tires where the commissioner has determined that such movement 
will not cause injury to the highways, bridges, and appurtenances installed therein 
or thereunder. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 9 § 904, 1940.) 

16.22.040 Moving permit — Commissioner's authority to issue and set 
conditions. The commissioner is authorized to issue or withhold the permit at his 
discretion; or, if the permit is issued, to limit the number of trips, or to establish 
seasonal or other time limitations within which the vehicle or vehicles described 
may be operated on the highways indicated, or otherwise to limit or prescribe 
conditions of operation of the vehicle when necessary to assure against undue 
interference with traffic or damage to the road foundations, surfaces or structures, 
and may require the undertaking of other security measures as may be deemed 

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necessary to protect the highways and bridges from injury, or to provide indemnity 
for any injury resulting from the operation of the vehicle. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: 
Ord. 3597 Ch. 9 § 907, 1940.) 

16.22.050 Overhead facilities — Moving permit information available to 
operator — Procedure. Any person lawfully operating or maintaining overhead 
facilities across any highway in the county who desires information pertaining to 
any moving permits issued for the moving of a building of 18 feet or more feet in 
height shall file a written request with the commissioner. The commissioner shall 
make such information available to the requesting person. The commissioner shall 
not allow the moving of a building for a period of 48 hours after the filing of a permit 
application in order to allow such person time to inspect the route the permittee 
intends to take. In the event the permittee needs to make any change in the route set 
forth on the permit, said permit shall be void until the moving contractor has 
obtained an approved change in the route. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 
9 § 908, 1940.) 

16.22.060 Runway required under wheels of moving vehicles. When so 
required by the commissioner, a moving contractor shall place under each dolly or 
wheel used in moving a building or structure, or under each wheel of a vehicle, 
boards or planks of adequate width and strength to carry the load without being 
broken, to serve as a runway for such dolly or wheel during such moving along or 
across any portion of any highway which has a surface other than natural soil. The 
moving contractor shall prevent such dolly or wheel from ever revolving on or 
resting on such surface except upon such board, plank or runway. (Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 9 § 902, 1940.) 

16.22.070 Copy of permit required on each part of shipment. If a building or 
structure is moved in more than one section, and more than one of such sections is 
moved at the same time, the moving contractor shall affix and maintain at all times 
in conspicuous places on each section on which the original permit is not affixed, 
true copies of such permit. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 9 § 905, 1940.) 

16.22.080 Supervision by inspector required when. The commissioner may 
require that the moving of any load or vehicle be under the supervision of an 
inspector to be appointed bv the commissioner. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597Ch. 9§906, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.24 
NEWS RACKS 

Sections: 

16.24.010 Pennit — Required. 

16.24.020 Permit — Application and fee. 

16.24.030 Pennit — Director's authority to issue and set conditions. 

16.24.040 Pennit — Expiration and renewal. 

16.24.050 Identification required on news rack. 

16.24.060 Prohibited where vehicles travel. 

16.24.070 Placement and maintenance. 

16.24.080 Display of certain matter prohibited. 

16.24.085 Blinders where harmful material is displayed. 

16.24.090 Definition of explicit sexual acts. 

16.24.095 Indemnification and insurance. 

16.24.100 Impoundment of news racks. 

16.24.110 Return of impounded news racks. 

16.24.120 Hearings on impoundment. 

16.24.130 Appeal after hearing. 

16.24.140 Violation — Penalty. 

16.24.150 Violation — Other remedies. 

16.24.160 Severability. 

16.24.010 Permit — Required. No person, whether as a principal or agent, 
clerk or employee, either for himself or any other person, or as an officer of any 
corporation, or otherwise, shall place or maintain a news rack on or projecting onto 
a highway unless and until a news rack permit has been obtained from the director 
of public works or his designate (the "director"). (Ord. 98-0069 § 1, 1998: Ord. 
11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 10816 § 3, 1973: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 
3597 Ch. 12 § 1201, 1940.) 

1 6.24.020 Permit — Application and fee. Upon proper application on forms 
provided by the director, which may require any of the information described in 
Sections 16.08.010 and 16.08.020 of this division, the director shall issue the 
applicant an annual news rack permit for each requested news rack or group of news 
racks as defined in Section 16.24.070 D that meets all of the requirements of this 
chapter. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Division 1, the director may 
not refuse to issue a news rack permit properly applied for. Each application must 
be accompanied by a site map showing the width of the sidewalk and the location 
of each proposed news rack installation and any and all structures, encroachments 
or objects of any kind or character located within 25 feet of the proposed installa- 
tion including, but not limited to, traffic signals, street light poles, fire hydrants, 
bus benches, utility poles, telephones, building entrances, driveways and parking 
meters. Each application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable permit applica- 
tion fee of $40.00 for each proposed news rack or $52.00 for each proposed group 
of two news racks or $64.00 for each proposed group of three news racks. If the 
permit for the placement of a new news rack or new group of news racks is issued 
after the beginning of the calendar year, then the fee shall be reduced by $1.00 per 
news rack for each month less than the full calendar year. The fee shall offset the 

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costs of administration and inspection services incurred by the director in connection 
with the review of the application and the costs of monitoring and enforcing the 
News Rack Ordinance. Each news rack or group of news racks proposed to be 
placed or maintained on or projecting onto any highway shall require a separate 
permit. On July 1st of each year the fee imposed by this section shall be adjusted 
as follows: Calculate the percentage movement between April of the previous year 
and April of the current year in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban 
consumers in the Los Angeles, Anaheim and Riverside areas, as published by the 
United States Government Bureau of Labor Statistics, adjust the fee by said 
percentage amount and round to the nearest dollar. No adjustment shall increase 
or decrease the fee to an amount more or less than the amount necessary to recover 
the cost of providing the services. If it is determined that the reasonable amount 
necessary to recover the cost of providing the services exceeds this adjustment, the 
director may present fee proposals to the board of supervisors for approval. No 
permit issuance fee shall be required for the issuance of a permit for a news rack 
or group of news racks. (Ord. 2000-0058 § 1, 2000: Ord. 98-0069 § 2, 1998: Ord. 
11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1203, 1940.) 

16.24.030 Permit — Director's authority to issue and set conditions. The 

director may develop and issue guidelines implementing the provisions of this 
chapter. The director, in acting upon any application for a news rack permit or the 
renewal thereof, shall either approve, or approve with conditions, or deny the 
issuance or renewal of a permit based on the following principles and standards: 

A. That the proposed use of the highway is in compliance with all applicable 
provisions of this chapter; and 

B. That the proposed use of the highway is consistent, and does not 
unreasonably interfere, with the use of the highway right-of-way by other users and 
holders of other permits. (Ord. 98-0069 § 3, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1202, 1940.) 

16.24.040 Permit — Expiration and renewal. Each news rack permit shall 
expire at the end of the calendar year in which it was issued. The holder of multiple 
news rack permits may renew annually all news rack permits in one permit renewal 
application. A permit renewal application must be received by the director 30 days 
before the expiration of the permit or permits, comply with all of the requirements 
of this chapter and be accompanied by a nonrefundable permit renewal application 
fee of $28.00 in addition to $12.00 for each news rack permit to be renewed. On 
July 1st of each year the fee imposed by this section shall be adjusted as follows: 
Calculate the percentage movement between April of the previous year and April 
of the current year in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers in 
the Los Angeles, Anaheim and Riverside areas, as published by the United States 
Government Bureau of Labor Statistics, adjust the fee by said percentage amount 
and round to the nearest dollar. No adjustment shall increase or decrease the fee 
to an amount more or less than the amount necessary to recover the cost of 
providing the services. If it is determined that the reasonable amount necessary to 
recover the cost of providing the services exceeds this adjustment, the director may 
present fee proposals to the board of supervisors for approval. (Ord. 2000-0058 § 
2, 2000: Ord. 98-0069 § 4, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 
1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1204, 1940.) 



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16.24.050 Identification required on news rack. Every news rack permittee 
shall permanently affix to each news rack placed or maintained on or projecting 
onto any highway in a manner clearly visible from the street: 

A. The permittee's name, address, and phone number as required by Business 
and Professions Code Section 17570; and 

B . The permittee's permit number and the director's enforcement telephone 
number using tags provided by the director. (Ord. 2000-0058 § 3, 2000: Ord. 98- 
0069 § 5, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 
Ch. 12 § 1205. 1940.) 

16.24.060 Prohibited where vehicles travel. No person shall place or 
maintain any news rack on or projecting onto any portion of the highway on which 
vehicles travel. (Ord. 98-0069 § 6, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 
§ 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1206, 1940.) 

16.24.070 Placement and maintenance. News racks placed or maintained 
on or projecting onto any highway shall comply with the following standards and 
requirements: 

A. No news rack shall exceed 48 inches in height, 30 inches in width, or 
two feet in depth. 

B. News racks shall only be placed near a curb or adjacent to the wall of 
a building. News racks placed near the curb shall be placed no closer than 18 inches 
to the face of the curb and no farther than 24 inches from the face of the curb, 
measured from the curb face to the nearest point on the news rack. News racks 
placed adjacent to the wall of a building shall be placed parallel to such wall and 
not more than six inches from the wall. 

C. No news rack shall be chained or otherwise attached to any property not 
owned by the owner of the news rack or to any permanently fixed object, unless 
the permittee shall have first obtained the written permission of the owner of the 
object to which the news rack is affixed. News racks shall be bolted to the sidewalk, 
unless otherwise approved by the director. Upon removal of a news rack, the 
permittee shall fully restore the sidewalk to its original condition. No news rack 
shall be chained or attached to loose objects including but not limited to, bricks, 
rocks, cinder blocks, pipes or other such objects. 

D. News racks may be chained or otherwise attached to one another; 
however, no more than three news racks may be joined together in this manner 
("group of news racks")> and a space of no less than 42 inches shall separate each 
group of news racks so attached, unless the news racks are placed adjacent to the 
wall of a building. 

E. No news rack or group of news racks shall be placed, installed, used or 
maintained at any location: 

1. Within five feet of any marked crosswalk; 

2. Within 15 feet of the curb return of any unmarked crosswalk; 

3. Within five feet of any fire hydrant, fire call-box, police call-box, 
or other emergency facility; 

4. Within five feet of any driveway; 

5. Within five feet in front of, and within 25 feet to the rear of, any 
sign or pavement markings designating a bus stop, measured parallel to the flow 
of traffic; 

6. Within six feet of any bus bench; 

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7. Which causes, creates or constitutes a traffic hazard; 

8. Which unreasonably obstructs or interferes with access to, or the 
use and enjoyment of abutting property; 

9. Which will endanger persons or property; 

10. Which will unreasonably interfere with or obstruct the flow of 
pedestrian or vehicular traffic on the hi^way; 

11. Where the clear space for the passage of pedestrians is reduced to 
less than 42 inches; 

12. Within 42 inches of any sidewalk obstruction which shall include, 
but not be limited to, traffic signals, street light poles, trees, sign posts, telephones 
and utility poles; 

13. Where a curb is painted blue, yellow or white; 

14. Within three feet of any display window of any building abutting 
the highway or in such manner as to impede or interfere with the reasonable use 
or visibility of such window for display purposes; 

1 5 . Which obstructs the motoring public's view of pedestrians or traffic 
and parking signage; 

16. Within 100 feet of any other news rack or group of news racks on 
the same side of the street containing the same edition of the same publication, 
unless the permittee can demonstrate to the director that the demand for such 
publication within such 100 feet requires an additional news rack or racks. The total 
number of news racks within such 100 feet shall not exceed the maximum number 
of news racks allowed by subsection H of this section. 

F. No news rack shall be used for advertising or publicity purposes other 
than for the display, sale or purchase of the publication sold therein. 

G. Each news rack shall be maintained in a clean and neat condition and 
in good repair at all times. Each news rack shall be serviced and maintained so that: 

1. It is free of dirt, grease, and graffiti; 

2. It is free of chipped, faded, peeling and cracked paint in the visible 
areas thereof; 

3. It is free of rust and corrosion in the visible areas thereof; 

4. The clear plastic or glass parts thereof, if any, through which the 
publications therein are viewed, are unbroken and free of cracks, dents, blemishes 
and discoloration; 

5. The paper or cardboard parts or inserts thereof are free of tears, 
peeling or fading; 

6. The structural parts thereof are not broken or misshapen. 

H. No more than six news racks shall be permitted within a space of 100 
feet on the same side of any highway where vehicles are allowed to park, load, 
unload or stand for any period of time. (Ord. 2000-0058 § 4, 2000: Ord. 98-0069 
§ 7, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 
12 § 1207, 1940.) 

16.24.080 Display of certain matter prohibited. Publications offered for sale 
from news racks placed or maintained on or projecting onto the highway shall not 
be displayed or exhibited in a manner which exposes to public view from the 
highway any of the following: 

A. Any statements or words describing explicit sexual acts, sexual organs, 
or excrement where such statements or words have as their purpose or effect sexual 
arousal, gratification or affront; 

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B. Any picture or illastration of genitals, pubic hair, perineums, anuses, or 
anal regions of any person where such picture or illustration has as its purpose or 
effect sexual arousal, gratification or affront; 

C. Any picture or illustration depicting explicit sexual acts where such 
picture or illustration has as its purpose or effect sexual arousal, gratification or 
affront. (Ord. 98-0069 § 8, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 
1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1208, 1940.) 

16.24.085 Blinders where harmful material is displayed. A. No harmful 
matter as defined in Section 313 et seq. of the Penal Code shall be displayed on 
any highway without the placement of devices commonly known as blinder racks 
in front of the material, so that the lower two-thirds of the material is not exposed 
to view. 

B. This section shall not apply to news racks that are placed or projected 
upon public highways and which are subject to the provisions of Section 16.24.080. 
(Ord. 98-0069 § 9, 1998: Ord. 88-0056 § 1, 1988.) 

16.24.090 Dennition of explicit sexual acts. "'Explicit sexual acts," as used 
in this chapter, means depictions of sexual intercourse, oral copulation, anal 
intercourse, oral-anal copulation, bestiality, sadism, masochism, or excretory 
functions in conjunction with sexual activity, masturbation, or lewd exhibition of 
the genitals, whether any of the above conduct is depicted or described as being 
performed alone or between members of the same or opposite sex or between 
hmnans and animals; or other acts of sexual arousal involving any physical contact 
with a person's genital, pubic region, pubic hair, perineum, anus or anal region. 
(Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1209, 
1940.) 

16.24.095 Indemnification and insurance. As a condition of the issuance 
or renewal of a news rack permit, the permit holder shall agree in writing to defend, 
indemnify and hold harmless the county of Los Angeles from and against any and 
all liability, expense, including defense costs and legal fees, claims and causes of 
action for damages of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to, bodily 
injury, death and/or property damage, arising from or connected with the issuance 
and/or renewal of the permit, the placement or maintenance of the news racks on 
or projecting onto the highway, and/or any act or omission of the permittee or the 
pennittee's agent(s) with respect to such news racks. In addition, and without 
limiting the above obligation to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the county 
of Los Angeles, permittee shall present, along with each application for or renewal 
of a permit, evidence of liability insurance providing minimum coverage of 
$1,000,000.00 and naming as additional insured the county of Los Angeles and its 
officers and employees. Each permittee shall maintain the required insurance at all 
times during which the permittee places or maintains any news rack on or projecting 
onto any highway. (Ord. 98-0069 § 10, 1998.) 

16.24.100 Impoundment of news racks. The sheriff or the director or their 
designates: 

A. May immediately correct any violation of Section 16.24.070, and shall 
do so without impounding if such correction can be accomplished simply, easily, 
quickly and without expense; 

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B . May, notwithstanding any other provisions of this Division 1 , immediate- 
ly remove and impound any news rack in violation of this chapter if Uie violation 
is creating a dangerous or hazardous condition which cannot be corrected simply, 
easily, quickly and without expense. Notice of such action and the right to request 
a hearing in accordance with this chapter shall be mailed to the permittee, or person, 
if known, maintaining such news rack, within five working days after such action; 

C. May notify the permittee of a news rack which is in violation of any 
provision of this chapter or any other applicable law, or notify the person, if known, 
who maintains such news rack, either in person or by mail, in the sheriffs or 
director's discretion, that unless the violation is corrected or a hearing requested 
within 10 days of the date of the notice the news rack will be impounded; 

D. May impound any news rack in accordance with the decision of any 
hearing requested pursuant to this chapter. (Ord. 2000-0058 § 5, 2000: Ord. 98-0069 
§ 11, 1998: Ord. 12166 § 1, 1980: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 
(part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1210, 1940.) 

16.24.110 Return of impounded news racks. A. Unless the news rack and 
its contents are being held as evidence in a criminal prosecution, the permittee or, 
if there is no known permittee, a claimant who provides sufficient proof of owner- 
ship, of an impounded news rack may, at any time up to and including the thirtieth 
day after the impounding, and if a hearing pursuant to this chapter is held concern- 
ing the news rack, may, at any time up to and including the thirtieth day after the 
decision at such hearing becomes final, obtain a return of the news rack and its 
contents, upon paying an impound fee of $100.00 plus the reasonable additional 
cost, if any, of impounding the news rack in excess of $100.00. 

B. The director may, after a hearing in accordance with this chapter, order 
the news rack returned without payment of any impound fee; or, if an impound fee 
has previously been paid, may order return of any such impound fee. 

C. A court before whom criminal charges concerning an impounded news 
rack are pending, may, upon dismissal of the charges or a finding of acquittal, in 
its discretion order an impounded news rack returned without payment of an 
impound fee or the return of the impound fee paid. 

D. If a hearing on the impounding of a news rack is not timely requested 
or if the requirements for the return of a news rack are not complied with, the 
sheriff or the director or their designates may sell or otherwise dispose of the news 
rack, and its contents, and deposit the proceeds, if any, from any such sale or other 
disposition, and any moneys contained in said news rack, in the county treasury, 
in the case of impounding by the sheriff, or in the road fund, in the case of 
impounding by the director. (Ord. 98-0069 § 12, 1998: Ord. 12166 § 2, 1980: Ord. 
11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1211, 1940.) 

16.24.120 Hearings on impoundment. A. Request for Hearing. Any permittee 
or person maintaining a news rack which is in violation of this chapter may, at any 
time within 10 days of the date of the notice of violation, request in writing a 
hearing before the director. 

B . Stay Pending Decision. A timely request for a hearing made prior to any 
impounding shall operate to stay any impounding until five working days after the 
decision is rendered, unless further stayed pending any appeal therefrom. 

C. Conduct of Hearing. A hearing shall be held, unless continued by agree- 
ment, within five working days of the request for a hearing. At the hearing, any 

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person may present evidence or argument as to whether the news rack was in 
violation of this chapter or whether the news rack should be returned without 
payment of an impound fee. 

D. Decision. A decision shall be rendered within five working days after 
the close of the hearing. 

E. Notice of Decision. The director may give oral notice of the decision at 
the close of the hearing or may send notice of the decision by mail. (Ord. 2000- 
0058 § 6, 2000: Ord. 98-0069 § 13, 1998: Ord. 12166 § 3, 1980: Ord. 11516 § 2 
(part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1212, 1940.) 

16.24.130 Appeal after hearing. A. Appeal. Any person who requested a 
hearing may, within five days after notice of the decision therein is given pursuant 
to this chapter, appeal such decision to the board of supervisors of the county of 
Los Angeles. 

B. Contents of Appeal. The appeal shall be in writing, shall state the legal 
and factual basis upon which the appeal is to be based, and shall be filed with the 
director, who shall forthwith forward the appeal, together with a copy of the 
decision, to the clerk of the board. 

C. Stay Pending Appeal. A timely appeal of the decision shall operate to 
stay any impounding pending action taken on the appeal by the board of supervisors 
pursuant to this section. 

D. Action by Board. Upon receipt of the appeal and decision, and as soon 
as practical, the board of supervisors may take any one of the following actions: 

1. Grant a stay of the decision or any impounding pending further 
consideration by the board of supervisors; 

2. Approve the decision and order; 

3. Refer the matter back to the director with or without instructions; 

4. Set the matter for public hearing before itself. Such public hearing 
shall be held de novo as if no hearing previously had been held. 

E. Stay Pending Action by Board. Action taken by the board of supervisors 
pursuant to subsection D3 or D4 of this section shall operate to stay the decision 
or any impounding pending final resolution of the issue of whether the news rack 
was in violation of this chapter or whether the news rack should be returned without 
payment of an impound fee. 

F. Effective Date of Board Action. Action taken by the board of supervisors 
pursuant to subsection D2 of this section shall be effective two working days after 
said action is taken. (Ord. 98-0069 § 14, 1998: Ord. 12166 § 4, 1980: Ord. 11516 
§ 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1213, 1940.) 

16.24.140 Violation — Penalty. A. Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this Division 1, any person who violates Section 16.24.010, 16.24.050, 16.24.060 
or 16.24.070 of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished 
by fine not exceeding $500.00. 

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Division 1, any person who 
violates Section 16.24.080 of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may 
be punished by imprisonment in the County Jail not to exceed six months, or by 
fine not exceeding $500.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

C. The provisions of this section are in addition to and independent of any 
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the provisions of this division. (Ord. 98-0069 § 15, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 
1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1214, 1940.) 

16.24.150 Viola tion — Other remedies. The provisions of this chapter shall 
not limit any other remedies authorized by law. (Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 
9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 12 § 1215, 1940.) 

16.24.160 Severability. If any section, subsection, subpart or provision of 
this chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held 
invalid, the remainder of the provisions of this chapter and the application of such 
to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 98-0069 § 
16, 1998: Ord. 11516 § 2 (part), 1977: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 
12 § 1216, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.26 
OVERHEAD STRUCTURES 

Sections: 

16.26.010 Minimum height over highways. 
16.26.020 Doorway shelters. 

16.26.030 Permit allows maintenance of structures — Exception. 
16.26.040 Removal of structures following permit expiration or 
revocation. 

16.26.010 Minimum height over highways. Each overhead structure which 
extends over the portion of the highway used by vehicles shall be not less than 15 
feet above the highest portion of the highway surface. If the commissioner finds 
that traffic conditions are such that it is necessary for highway safety for such 
structure to be at a greater height, then such structure shall be at such greater height 
as specified by the commissioner. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 10 
§ 1001, 1940.) 

16.26.020 Doorway shelters. Each overhead structure used primarily for a 
covered shelter for ingress and egress into a doorway shall not exceed 10 feet in 
width and shall have a vertical clearance of not less than eight feet at every point. 
Each structure shall be supported by metal posts on a line two feet back from the 
face of the curb, if any, otherwise from the edge of the portion of the highway 
designed for use by motor vehicles, and shall be constructed in such a manner that 
no portion thereof shall extend toward the roadway more than six inches beyond 
the metal posts. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 10 § 1002, 1940.) 

16.26.030 Permit allows maintenance of structures — Exception. Any 

permit to erect or maintain an overhead structure shall be treated as and deemed 
to be a permit to maintain such structure until expiration or revocation of the 
permit. This section does not apply to agencies operating under approved franchise. 
(Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 10 § 1003, 1940.) 

16.26.040 Removal of structures following permit expiration or revoca- 
tion. Upon the effective date of the expiration or revocation of the permit, the 
person maintaining the overhead structure shall remove same, and restore any 
highway facility damaged or removed. (Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 
10 § 1004, 1940.) 



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Chapter 16.27 
OUTDOOR SIDEWALK DINING 

Sections: 

16.27.010 Permit — Required. 

16.27.020 Permit — Application. 

16.27.030 Report and recommendation of planning director. 

16.27.040 Permit — Director's authority to issue and set conditions. 

16.27.050 Permit — Fee. 

16.27.060 Minimum sidewalk clearance. 

16.27.070 Limited to restaurants that serve food, 

16.27.080 Limitations on outdoor dining facilities. 

16.27.090 Indemnification and insurance. 

16.27.100 No live entertainment or amplitied music. 

16.27.110 Notice of violation and termination. 

16.27.120 Impoundment. 

16.27.130 Return of impounded furnishings and equipment. 

16.27.140 Hearings on impoundment and termination. 

16.27.150 Appeal after bearing. 

16.27.160 Violation — Penalty. 

16.27.170 Violation — Other remedies. 

16.27.180 Severability. 

16.27.010 Permit — Required. Any person desiring to erect, construct, place 
or maintain an encroachment upon any public sidewalk for outdoor sidewalk dining 
facilities, must first obtain an annual outdoor sidewalk dining permit pursuant to 
this chapter. Each applicant for an annual outdoor sidewalk dining permit shall 
comply with the requirements of this chapter and any other applicable laws. (Ord. 
96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.020 Permit — Application. The director of public works (the "direc- 
tor") shall establish an application form for an annual outdoor sidewalk dining 
permit, including any application materials deemed necessary to enable complete 
review of the application. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.030 Report and recommendation of planning director. The director 
shall transmit a copy of each application for an annual outdoor sidewalk dining 
permit to the director of regional planning (the "planning director")- The planning 
director may require of the applicant such additional information pertinent to the 
outdoor sidewalk dining permit as the planning director deems necessary, and shall 
advise in writing the director of all material facts which the planning director 
considers necessary for determining whether an outdoor sidewalk dining permit 
should be approved, approved with conditions or denied. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 
1996.) 

16.27.040 Permit — Director's authority to issue and set conditions. The 

director, in acting upon any application for an annual outdoor sidewalk dining 
permit, shall either approve, approve with conditions or deny the issuance of a 
permit based on the following principles and standards: 

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A. That the proposed use of the public sidewalk is in compliance with all 
applicable provisions of this chapter; 

B. That the proposed use of the public sidewalk is so arranged as to insure 
the protection of public health, safety and general welfare, and prevent interference 
with users of the highway right-of-way and with holders of other permits; and 

C. That the proposed outdoor sidewalk dining and the abutting restaurant 
will properly comply with the provisions and development standards prescribed in 
Title 22 of this code, or as prescribed by the planning hearing officer, planning 
commission or planning director. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.050 Permit — Fee. Each applicant for an annual outdoor sidewalk 
dining permit under this chapter shall pay a nonrefundable permit application fee 
of $320.00 in addition to any fee imposed pursuant to Part 12 of Chapter 22.56 of 
the county code; each holder of such a permit shall be required to submit a renewal 
application along with a nonrefundable fee of $100.00 each year to obtain a new 
annual permit. The fees imposed by this section shall be reviewed annually by the 
director and, on July 1, 1997, and thereafter on each succeeding July 1st, the 
amount of the fees shall be adjusted as follows: Calculate the percentage of 
movement between April of the previous year and March of the current year in the 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers in the Los Angeles, Anaheim 
and Riverside areas, as published by the United States Government Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, adjust each fee by said percentage amount and round up to the nearest 
dollar. Provided, however, that no adjustment shall decrease any fee and no fee shall 
exceed the reasonable cost of providing services. If it is determined that the 
reasonable amount necessary to recover the costs of providing the services exceeds 
this adjustment, the director may present fee proposals to the board of supervisors 
for approval. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.060 Minimum sidewalk clearance. Sidewalk dining facilities shall not 
be permitted on sidewalks which are less than 10 feet wide. All outdoor sidewalk 
dining facilities shall be located at least five feet from the curb and any sidewalk 
obstruction which shall include, but not be limited to, street light poles, trees, sign 
posts, news racks, and utility poles. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.070 Limited to restaurants that serve food. All permits issued 
pursuant to this chapter shall be limited to outdoor sidewalk dining facilities 
established in conjunction with and abutting to restaurants that serve food. (Ord. 
96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.080 Limitations on outdoor dining facilities. All outdoor dining 
facilities shall be placed, installed, used or maintained as follows: 

A. All outdoor dining furnishings and equipment such as chairs, tables, 
fences, planters and such related furnishings and equipment shall not exceed 48 
inches in height; 

B. Any umbrella used in conjunction with the aforementioned furnishings 
and equipment or any portable heater may exceed 48 inches in height if the 
umbrella or heater does not encroach upon the air space required in the five foot 
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C. No items of furnishings or equipment, including but not limited to 
umbrellas, chairs, tables, fences, planters and related furnishings and equipment 
shall be attached to the sidewalk, sidewalk surface, nor shall any of those items 
cause damage to the sidewalk in any manner; 

D. Outdoor sidewalk dining shall only be allowed between the hours of 6:00 
a.m. and 11:00 p.m., unless otherwise authorized by separate permit; 

£. All sidewalk dining furnishings and equipment must be removed and the 
sidewalk kept clear of all obstructions between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 
a.m., unless otherwise authorized by separate permit; and 

F. The maximum total number of tables, chairs or other items of furnishings 
or equipment allowed under any permit shall be consistent with the provisions of 
this chapter and any other applicable laws. The decision of the director with regard 
to the total number of tables, chairs or other items of furnishings or equipment 
which may be permitted under the permit granted hereunder, shall be final. (Ord. 
96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.090 Indemnification and insurance. As a condition of the issuance 
of an annual outdoor sidewalk dining permit, the permit holder shall defend, 
indemnify and hold harmless the county of Los Angeles and shall present, along 
with each application or renewal application for an annual permit, evidence of 
liability insurance in a form acceptable to the director. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 
1996.) 

16.27.100 No live entertainment or amplified music. No live entertainment 
or amplified music shall be permitted in any outdoor sidewalk dining area estab- 
lished pursuant to this chapter. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.110 Notice of violation and termination. If the director or his 
designate believes that a permittee is in violation of this chapter, the director or his 
designate may issue a notice of violation to the permittee. The notice of violation 
shall be served on the pennittee, either in person or by first class mail. The notice 
shall indicate that the permit is subject to termination unless, within 30 days of 
service of the notice of violation, the violation is corrected or a hearing pursuant 
to this chapter is requested in writing. If the director or his designate determines 
that a permittee will not be able to continue to meet the requirements of this chapter 
because of a proposed public highway right-of-way improvement, the director or 
his designate shall notify the pennittee, either in person or by first class mail, that 
the permit will be terminated unless, within 30 days of service of the notice of 
termination, a hearing pursuant to this chapter is requested in writing. Notice shall 
be deemed served and effective upon receipt if notice is provided in person or two 
days after sending by first class mail. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.120 Impoundment. A. The director or his designate may impound any 
furnishings and equipment believed to be in violation of this chapter if the furnish- 
ings and equipment are deemed a hazard to public health, safety or welfare. Before 
impounding any furnishings and equipment, the director or his designate should 
make reasonable efforts to contact the permittee and provide the permittee a 
reasonable time period to correct the violation. If, however, the violation constitutes 
an immediate threat to the public health, safety or welfare, the director or his 



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designate may impound furnishings and equipment without any advance notice to 
the permittee. 

B. Notice of all impoundments shall be served by first class mail to the 
permittee of record within two working days after the impoundment. The notice 
shall inform the permittee of the right to seek the return of the impounded furnish- 
ings and equipment and the right to request a hearing concerning the impoundment 
fee. Notice shall be deemed served and effective two days after sending by first 
class mail. 

C. Consistent with provisions of this chapter, the director or his designate 
may sell or otherwise dispose of the furnishings and equipment anytime after the 
owner's right to seek the return of the furnishings and equipment has expired, and 
deposit the proceeds, if any, from any such sale or other disposition in the road 
fund. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.130 Return of impounded furnishings and equipment. A. The 

permittee, or if there is no permittee, a claimant who provides sufficient proof of 
ownership of impounded furnishings and equipment may, at any time up to and 
including the thirtieth day after the impounding, and if a hearing pursuant to this 
chapter is held concerning the furnishings and equipment, may at any time up to 
and including the thirtieth day after the decision at such hearing and any appeal 
therefrom becomes final, obtain a return of the furnishings and equipment, upon 
paying an impound fee of $100.00 plus the reasonable additional cost, if any, of 
impounding the furnishings and equipment in excess of $100.00. 

B. The director or his designate may, after a hearing in accordance with this 
chapter, order the furnishings and equipment returned without payment of any 
impound fee; or if an impound fee has previously been paid, may order return of 
any such impound fee. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.140 Hearings on impoundment and termination. A. Request for 
Hearing. A permittee may request in writing a hearing before the director or his 
designate at any time williin 30 days of service of a notice of termination, notice 
of violation or notice of impoundment. 

B. Conduct of Hearing. The director or his designate shall hold a hearing, 
unless continued by agreement, within five working days of the request for a 
hearing. At the hearing, any person may present evidence and argument relating to 
the notice of termination, notice of violation or notice of impoundment. 

C. Decision, A written decision shall be served on the permittee within five 
working days after the close of the hearing. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.150 Appeal after hearing. A. Appeal. Any person who requested a 
hearing may, within five days after notice of the decision therein is given pursuant 
to this chapter, appeal such decision to the board of supervisors of the county of 
Los Angeles. 

B. Contents of Appeal. The appeal shall be in writing, shall state the legal 
and factual basis upon which the appeal is to be based, and shall be filed with the 
director or his designate, who shall forthwith forward the appeal, together with a 
copy of the decision, to the executive officer of the board of supervisors. 

C. Stay Pending Appeal. A timely appeal of the decision shall operate to 
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D. Action by Board. Upon receipt of the appeal, the board of supervisors 
may take any one of the following actions: 

1. Approve the decision; 

2. Refer the matter back to the director with or without instructions; 

3. Set the matter for public hearing. Such public hearing shall be held de 
novo as if no hearing previously had been held. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 1996.) 

16.27.160 Violation — Penalty. Any person who violates Sections 16.27.010, 
16.27.050, 16.27.060 or 16.27.070 of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor 
and may be punished by fine not exceeding $500.00. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 
1996.) 

16.27.170 Violation — Other remedies. The provisions of this chapter are 
cumulative to any other remedies authorized by law. (Ord. 96-0051 § 2 (part), 
1996.) 

16.27.180 Severability. If any section, subsection, subpart or provision of 
this chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held 
invalid, the remainder of the provisions of this chapter and the application of such 
to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 96-0051 § 
2 (part), 1996.) 



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Chapter 16.28 
VIOLATIONS 

Sections: 

1 6.28.0 1 Acts constituting misdemeanors designated. 
16.28.020 Violation — Penalty. 

16.28.010 Acts constituting misdemeanors designated. Every person who 
performs any work regulated by this Division 1, either without first obtaining a 
permit therefor from the commissioner or who, having a permit, fails or refuses to 
comply with any applicable provisions of this Division 1 or with any condition of 
the permit or who performs work contrary to any of the general or special require- 
ments or specifications of the permit, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and is guilty of a 
separate offense for every day during any part of which such violation occurs. (Ord. 
10816 § 1 (part) 1973: Ord. 9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 19 § 1901, 1940) 

16.28.020 Violation — Penalty. Violation of any provision of this Division 1 
is punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment in a County 
Jail for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 
10816 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord.9349 § 1 (part), 1967: Ord. 3597 Ch. 19 § 1902, 1940.) 



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Division 2 
UNDERGROUNDING OF UTILITIES^ 



Chapters: 

16.32 Procedures 
16.34 Districts 



Chapter 16.32 
PROCEDURES 

Sections: 

16.32.010 Title of Division 2 provisions. 

16.32.020 Construction of provisions. 

16.32.030 Definitions. 

16.32.040 Interpretation of language. 

1 6.32.050 Powers of deputies. 

16.32.060 Formation of districts — Board action required — Basis for 

findings. 

16.32.070 Notice to remove overhead facilities — Required. 

1 6,32.080 Notice to property owners. 

16.32.090 Notice to remove overhead facilities — Modification or 

revocation authorized when. 

16.32.100 Exemptions from Division 2 applicability. 

1 6.32. 1 10 Maintenance of overhead facilities permitted when. 

1 6.32. 1 20 Equipment to be furnished by utility. 

1 6,32. 1 30 Equipment to be furnished by property owners. 

1 6.32. 1 40 Equipment to be removed by county. 

1 6.32. 1 50 Unlawful acts designated. 

1 6.32. 1 60 Violation deemed misdemeanor — Penalty. 

16.32.170 Severability 

16.32.010 Title of Division 2 provisions. The ordinance codified in this 
Division 2 shall be known as and may be cited as the "undergrounding of utilities 
ordinance." (Ord. 9672 Ch, 1 § 113, 1968.) 

16.32.020 Construction of provisions. Unless the provision or the context 
otherwise requires, the general provisions, rules of construction and definitions 
shall govern the construction of this Division 2. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 1 § 100, 1968.) 

16.32.030 Deflnitions. A. "Board" means the board of supervisors of the 
county of Los Angeles. 

B. "Commission" means the Public Utilities Commission of the state of 
California. 

C. "Commissioner" means the road commissioner of the county of Los 
Angeles. 

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D. "Electric or communication facilities" means poles, towers, supports, 
wires, conductors, guys, stubs, platforms, crossarms, braces, transformers, 
insulators, cutouts, switches, communication circuits, appliances, attachments and 
appurtenances used or useful in supplying and maintaining electric, communica- 
tion, television or radio signals, or similar or associated service. 

E. "Overhead electric or communication facilities" means electric or com- 
munication facilities located principally above the surface of the ground. 

F. "Person" includes any individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, 
association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, city, public corporation, 
municipal corporation, political subdivision, district, and their agents and employ- 
ers. 

G. "Shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive. 

H. "Underground electric or communication facilities" means electric or 
communication facilities located principally below the surface of the ground. 

I. "Underground utility district" or "district" means an area within the 
county of Los Angeles within which overhead electric or communication facilities 
are prohibited as such area is described in an ordinance adopted pursuant to the 
provisions of Section 16.32.060 of this chapter. 

J. "Utility" includes all persons or entities supplying, operating, or main- 
taining electric, communication, television or radio signals, or similar or associated 
service, by means of electric or communication facilities. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 1 §§ 101 — 
110, 1968.) 

16.32.040 Interpretation of language. The singular number includes the 
plural, and the plural, the singular. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 1 § 111, 1968.) 

16.32.050 Powers of deputies. Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is 
imposed upon a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be 
performed by a deputy of the officer or by a person authorized, pursuant to law or 
ordinance, by the officer unless Division 2 of this title expressly provides otherwise. 
(Ord. 9672 Ch. 1 § 112, 1968.) 

1632.060 Formation of districts — Board action required — Basis for 
findings. A. When the board, from time to time, after consultation with the utility 
affected, and after holding public hearings on the subject, finds either or both of the 
following are in the general public interest: 

1. That existing overhead electric or communication facilities pres- 
ently located within certain designated areas, or sections thereof, of the county be 
removed and replaced with underground electric or communication facilities; and 

2. That any future or new electric communication facilities located 
within certain designated areas, or sections thereof, of the county be underground 
electric or communication facilities 

it may, by amendment to this Division 2, declare such designated areas, or sections 
thereof, an underground utility district, and may, by amendment to this Division 2, 
add to, modify, amend or delete certain designated areas, or sections thereof, from 
existing districts. Each amendment shall include a description of the area, or 
sections thereof, comprising the district, or sections thereof, affected by the particu- 
lar amendment. 

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B. The board's findings may be based on one or more of the following 
reasons: 

1. Such undergrounding will avoid or eliminate an unusually heavy 
concentration of overhead electric or communication facilities; 

2. Such designated areas, or sections thereof, are extensively used by 
the general public and carry a heavy volume of pedestrian or vehicular traffic; 

3. Such designated areas, or sections thereof, adjoin or pass through 
civic areas or public recreation areas or areas of unusual scenic interest to the 
general public; 

4. Overhead electric or communication facilities within such desig- 
nated area have been or will be converted to underground locations; therefore, 
additional or new electric or communication facilities thereafter installed in said 
area after such conversion has been completed should be underground to conform 
to the undergrounding pattern. (Ord. 10209 § 1, 1971: Ord. 9672 Ch. 2 § 200, 1968.) 

16.32.070 Notice to remove overhead facilities — Required. Upon receipt of 
a written notice to do so from the commissioner, utilities supplying, operating or 
maintaining overhead electric or communication facilities in a district shall, within 
the time required by the notice, commence and diligently prosecute to completion 
work to remove and replace existing overhead electric or communications facilities 
located in the section or sections of the district specified in the notice, with 
underground electric or communication facilities. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 3 § 300, 1968.) 

16.32.080 Notice to property owners. At the same time as the notice to 
utilities provided for in Section 16.32.070 is sent, the commissioner shall also send 
written notice to the affected property owners within the district, advising them of 
their responsibility as set forth in Section 16.32.130. Such notice shall be mailed to 
the owner as shown on the last equalized assessment roll of the county of Los 
Angeles. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 3 § 301, 1968.) 

16.32.090 Notice to remove overhead facilities — Modification or revoca- 
tion authorized when. Upon receipt of an application in writing therefor from the 
utilities or any person having the responsibility set forth in Section 16.32.130, 
stating the reasons for the request and the facts upon which such reasons are based, 
the commissioner may revoke, amend or modify the notice referred to in Section 
16.32.070 if he finds that hardship or injustice to the utilities or such persons would 
result, or if the general public interest would be adversely affected if the utilities 
were required to comply with the terms of the notice. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 3 § 302, 1968.) 

16.32.100 Exemptions from Division 2 applicability. Division 2 of this title 
shall, unless otherwise provided herein, not apply to the following types of facilities: 

A. Any county facilities or equipment installed under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the commissioner; 

B. Poles or electroliers used exclusively for street lighting; 

C. Overhead wires (exclusive of supporting structures) crossing any por- 
tion of such district within which overhead wires have been prohibited, or connect- 
ing to buildings on the perimeter of such district, when such wires originate in an 
area from which poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures are not 
prohibited; 

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D. Overhead wires attached to the exterior surface of a building by means 
of a bracket or other fixture and from one location on the building to another 
location on the same building or to an adjacent building without crossing any 
public street; 

E. Antennae, associated equipment and supporting structures used by a 
utility for furnishing communication services; 

F. Equipment appurtenant to underground facilities, such as surface- 
mounted transformers, pedestal-mounted terminal boxes and meter cabinets, and 
concealed ducts; 

G. Temporary poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures 
used or to be used in conjunction with construction projects. (Ord. 1 1408 §§ I and 2, 
1976; Ord. 9672 Ch. 4 § 402, 1968.) 

16.32.110 Maintenance of overhead facilities permitted when. 

Notwithstanding the provisions of Division 2 of this title, a person or utility who 
now has the authority, by franchise or otherwise, to install, operate and maintain 
overhead electric or communication facilities in such district may, upon complying 
with the provisions of Ordinance 3597, as now or hereafter amended, of the county 
of Los Angeles, and as codified in Division 1 of this title, install, operate and 
maintain overhead electric or communication facilities in such district for a period 
not to exceed 30 days, in order to provide emergency service; and the commissioner 
may grant on such terms as he may deem appropriate, in cases of unusual circum- 
stances, special permission to any such person or utility to erect, construct, install, 
place, keep, maintain, employ, use or operate overhead electric or communication 
facilities in such district. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 4 § 401, 1968.) 

16.32.120 Equipment to be furnished by utih'ty. If underground construction 
is necessary to provide utility service within a district, the supplying utility shall 
furnish that portion of the conduits, conductors and associated equipment required 
to be furnished by it under its applicable rules, regulations and tariffs on file with 
the commission. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 5 § 500, 1968.) 

16.32.130 Equipment to be furnished by property owners. It shall be the 
reponsibility of every person owning, operating, leasing, occupying or renting a 
building or structure which is obtaining utility service from overhead electric or 
communication facilities required to be removed and relocated pursuant to this 
Division 2, to construct and provide that portion of the service connection on his 
property between the facilities referred to in Section 16.32.120 and the termination 
facility on or within said building or structure being served, all in accordance with 
the applicable rules, regulations and tariffs of the respective utility or utilities on file 
with the commission, and with all applicable state law and county ordinances. 
(Ord. 9672 Ch. 5 § 501, 1968.) 

16.32.140 Equipment to be removed by county. The county shall remove at 
its own expense all county-owned equipment from all poles required to be removed 
under the provisions of this Division 2 in ample time to enable the owner or user of 
such poles to remove the same within the time specified in the notice sent pursuant 
to Section 16.32.070 of this chapter. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 5 § 502, 1968.) 

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16.32.150 Unlawful acts designated. Except as herein provided, it is 
unlawful for any person or utility to erect, construct, install, place, keep, maintain, 
continue, employ, use or operate overhead electric or communication facilities in a 
district after such district has been converted to underground electric or commu- 
nication facilities, except as said overhead electric or communication facilities may 
be required to furnish service to an owner or occupant of property prior to the 
performance by such owner or occupant of the underground work necessary for 
such owner or occupant to continue to receive utility service as provided in Section 
16.32.130 of this chapter, and for such reasonable time required to remove such 
facilities after said work has been performed. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 4 § 400, 1968.) 

16.32.160 Violation deemed misdemeanor — Penalty. It is unlawful for any 
person to violate any provision or to fail to comply with any of the requirements of 
Division 2 of this title. Any person violating any provision of this Division 2 or 
failing to comply with any of its requirements, shall be deemed guilty of a misde- 
meanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding 
$500.00, or by imprisonment in a County Jail for not more than six months, or by 
both such fine and imprisonment. Each such person shall be deemed guilty of a 
separate offense for each day during any portion of which any violation of any of the 
provisions of this Division 2 is committed, continued or permitted by such person, 
and shall be punishable therefor as provided for in this Division 2. (Ord. 9672 Ch. 
10 § 1000, 1968.) 

16.32.170 Severability. If any provision or clause of the ordinance codified 
in Division 2 of this title, or application thereof to any person or circumstances is 
held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of said 
ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, 
and to this end the provisions of said ordinance be declared to be severable. (Ord. 
9672 Ch. 11 §1100, 1968.) 



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Chapter 16.34 
DISTRICTS 

Sections: 

16.34.010 Districts created pursuant to Chapter 16.32 designated. 

1 6.34.020 Alosta Avenue Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34.030 Athens Park Area Underground Utility District. 

16.34.040 Baldwin Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.050 Beverly Boulevard Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34.05 1 Brooklyn Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.052 Carson Street Underground Utility District. 
16.34.055 Castaic Road Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34.057 Centurion Way Underground Utility District. 

16.34.058 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.060 Citrus Avenue Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34.070 Colima Road Underground Utility District. 

16.34.080 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 2. 

1 6.34.090 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 3. 

16.34.091 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 4. 

16.34.092 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 5. 
16.34. 100 Compton Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34. 1 10 Compton Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. 
16.34.1 15 Crenshaw Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 1. 

16.34. 120 Crestridge Road Underground Utility District. 

16.34. 12 1 Currier Road Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34. 123 Del Amo Boulevard Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34. 125 Diamond Bar Boulevard Underground Utility District. 

16.34. 126 Eastern Avenue Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34. 130 El Segundo Boulevard Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34. 140 Fairfax Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34. 145 First Street No. 1 Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34. 147 Floral Drive Underground Utility District. 

16.34. 148 Floral Drive No. 2 Underground Utility District. 
16.34.150 Florence Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.152 Foothill Boulevard Underground Utility District. 
16.34.157 Ford Boulevard Underground Utility District. 
16.34. 1 60 Fountain Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.162 Freshman Drive Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34. 1 70 Golden Springs Drive-Grand Avenue Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34. 1 80 Graham Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.190 Grand Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.191 Grand Avenue Underground Utility District No. 2. 
1 6.34.200 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34.2 1 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 2. 

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1 6.34.2 12 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 3. 

1 6.34.2 1 3 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 4. 
16.34.220 Highland Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.223 Imperial Highway Underground Utility District. 
16.34.230 La Brea Avenue Underground Utility District. 

1 6 . 3 4 .240 Lake Avenue Underground Uti 1 ity Di strict. 

16.34.242 Lemon Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.244 Lincoln Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.245 Lincohi Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. 
16.34.247 Live Oak Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.250 Lyons Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.260 Lyons Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. 

1 6.34.265 Lyons Avenue-Pico Canyon Road Underground Utility District. 

16.34.266 Rosemead Boulevard Underground Utility District. 

16.34.267 Magic Mountain Parkway Underground Utility District. 
16.34.270 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Underground Utility District. 
16.34.277 Mednik Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.280 Melrose Avenue Underground Utility District No. 2. 

16.34.281 Melrose Avenue Underground Utility District No. 3. 
16.34.290 Melrose Avenue-San Vicente Boulevard Underground Utility 

District. 

16.34.300 Michillinda Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.3 10 Nadeau Street No. 1 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.320 Nadeau Street No. 2 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.330 Nadeau Street No. 3 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.340 Oakwood Avenue Underground Utility District. 

16.34.350 Pacific Coast Highway No. 1 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.360 Pacific Coast Highway No. 2 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.361 Pacific Coast Highway No. 3 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.362 Pacific Coast Highway No. 4 Underground Utility District. 
16.34.364 Pomona Boulevard Underground Utility District. 
16.34.370 Santa Monica Boulevard Underground Utility District. 
16.34.377 Slauson Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.380 Soledad Canyon Road Underground Utility District No. 1 . 
16.34.390 Soledad Canyon Road Underground Utility District No. 2. 
16.34.400 Sunset Boulevard Underground Utility District. 
16.34.408 The Old Road Underground Utility District. 

16.34.410 3rd Street Underground Utility District. 

16.34.4 1 1 3rd Street Underground Utility District No. 2. 

16.34.412 3rd Street Underground Utility District No. 3. 

16.34.420 Valley Boulevard Underground Utility District. 

16.34.421 Valley Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 2. 

1 6.34.422 Valley Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 3 . 
16.34.424 Vermont Avenue Underground Utility District. 
16.34.430 Washington Boulevard Underground Utility District. 



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16.34.433 Washington Boulevard and Norwalk Boulevard Underground 

Utility District. 

16.34.440 Western Avenue Underground Utility District No. 1 . 

16.34.450 Western Avenue Underground Utility District No. 2. 

16.34.460 Wilmington Avenue No. 1 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.470 Wilmington Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. 

16.34.475 Workman Mill Road Underground Utility District. 

16.34.553 50th Street West Underground Utility District. 

16.34.010 Districts created pursuant to Chapter 16.32 designated. The 

districts described in this chapter are those created pursuant to Section 16.32.060 of 
this code. (Ord. 9717 § 2 (part), 1969: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 600, 1968.) 



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16.34.020 Alosta Avenue Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Alosta Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 142 feet wide lying 50 feet north of and 92 feet south 
of and parallel to the centerline of Alosta Avenue, beginning at the intersection of 
the centerlines of Alosta Avenue and Barranca Avenue, thence easterly approximate- 
ly 700 feet along the centerline of Alosta Avenue to the city of Glendora boundary; 
and a strip of land 170 feet wide lying 170 feet north of the centerline of and 
parallel to the centerline of Alosta Avenue, beginning at the west property line of 
Forestdale Avenue (60 feet wide), thence easterly approximately 450 feet along the 
centerline of Alosta Avenue to the city of Glendora boundary. (Ord. 10696 § 1 
(part), 1973: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 618, 1968.) 

16.34.030 Athens Park Area Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Athens Park Area Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to 
the centerline of 124th Street, beginning 20 feet W/O the intersection of the 
centerlines of 124th Street and Athens Way (E/S), thence easterly approximately 
775 feet along the centerline of 124th Street to 70 feet east of the intersection of 
the centerlines of 124th Street and Broadway; and a strip of land 140 feet wide 
lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the centerline of Broadway beginning 70 
feet south of the intersection of the centerlines of Broadway and 124th Street, 
thence southerly approximately 2,400 feet along the centerline of Broadway to 1 00 
feet south of the intersections of the centerlines of Broadway and 131st Street 
easterly; and a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel 
to the centerline of El Segundo Boulevard, beginning at the city of Los Angeles 
boundary line, thence easterly approximately 2,500 feet along the centerline of El 
Segundo Boulevard to 100 feet east of the intersection of the centerlines of EI 
Segundo Boulevard and Main Street; and a strip of land 60 feet wide lying 40 feet 
east and 20 feet west of and parallel to the centerline of Athens Way (E/S), 
beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Athens Way (E/S) and 124th 
Street, thence southerly approximately 429 feet along the centerline of Athens Way 
(E/S); and a strip of land 95 feet wide lying 75 feet east and 20 feet west of and 
parallel to the centerline of Athens Way (E/S) beginning at a point 429 feet south 
of the intersection of Athens Way (E/S) and 124th Street, thence southerly approxi- 
mately 830 feet along the centerline of Athens Way (E/S) to a point 70 feet N/O 
the intersection of the centerline of Athens Way (E/S) and El Segundo Boulevard. 
(Ord. 1 1454 § 1, 1976: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 635, 1968.) 

16.34.040 Baldwin Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Baldwin Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet each side of and parallel to 
the centerline of Baldwin Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines 
of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue, thence northerly along the centerline 
of Baldwin Avenue to the north property line of Hampton Road. (Ord. 9867 § 1 
(part), 1969: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 602, 1968.) 

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16.34.050 Beverly Boulevard Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Beverly Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to 
the centerline of Beverly Boulevard, beginning at the intersection of Doheny Drive 
and Beverly Boulevard, thence easterly approximately 3,363 feet along the center- 
line of Beverly Boulevard to the intersection of Huntley Drive and Beverly Boule- 
vard. (Ord. 11982 § 1, 1979: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 646, 1968.) 

16.34.051 Brooklyn Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Brooklyn Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of 
a strip of land 250 feet wide lying 125 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Brooklyn Avenue, per CSB 305 and CSB 847, beginning at the 
centerline intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and the Long Beach Freeway, thence 
easterly approximately 3,930 feet along the centerline of Brooklyn Avenue to a 
point 135 feet west of the centerline intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and Vancou- 
ver Avenue. (Ord. 85-0091 § 1, 1985.) 

16.34.052 Carson Street Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Carson Street Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of 
a strip of land 275 feet wide lying 150 feet north of and 125 feet south and parallel 
to the centerline of Carson Street, per CSB-766-1, beginning at the centerline 
intersection of Carson Street and Normandie Avenue, thence easterly approximately 
3,600 feet along the centerline of Carson Street to the centerline intersection of 
Carson Street and the Harbor Freeway. (Ord. 85-0029 § 1, 1985.) 

16.34.055 Castaic Road Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Castaic Road Underground Utility District: 

That portion, within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, 
of a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Castaic Road beginning at 100 feet northerly of Lake Hughes Road, 
thence southerly approximately 2,817 feet along the centerline of Castaic Road to 
a point of 100 feet southerly of the centerline intersection of Castaic Road and 
Ridge Route Road. (Ord. 98-0029 § 1, 1998.) 

16.34.057 Centurion Way Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Centurion Way Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of 
a strip of land 104 feet wide lying 52 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline 
of Centurion Way, beginning at a point 322 feet north of the centerline intersection 
of Centurion Way and Hyssop Lane, thence southerly approximately 1,840 feet 
along the centerline of Centurion Way to the centerline intersection of Centurion 
Way and Bouquet Canyon Road. (Ord. 84-0162 § 1, 1984.) 



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16.34.058 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Cesar E. Chavez Avenue 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of 
a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue beginning at a point 10 feet east of the 
centerline intersection of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Indiana Street thence easterly 
approximately 6,760 feet along the centerline of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue to the 
centerline intersection of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and the Long Beach Freeway. 
(Ord. 95-0019 § 1, 1995.) 

16.34.060 Citrus Avenue Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Citrus Avenue Underground Utility District: 
That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles 
of a strip of land 150 feet wide lying 75 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Citrus Avenue, beginning at city of Azusa boundary line approximately 
250 feet north of the centerline of Alosta Avenue, thence northerly approximately 
2,375 feet along the centerline of Citrus Avenue to the intersection of the centerline 
of Citrus Avenue and Foothill Boulevard (going east). (Ord. 10845 § 1 (part), 1974: 
Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 623, 1968.) 

16.34.070 Colima Road Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Colima Road Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet each side of and parallel 
to the centerline of Colima Road, beginning at the intersection of the centerline of 
Colima Road and the northerly extension of the west right-of-way line of Larkvane 
Road thence easterly approximately 430 feet along the centerline of Colima Road 
to the west line of Tract No. 24359; and a strip of land 150 feet wide lying 50 feet 
north of and 100 feet south of and parallel to the centerline of Colima Road, 
beginning at the west line of Tract No. 24359 thence easterly approximately 351 
feet along the centerline of Colima Road to the east line of Tract No. 24359; and 
a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet each side of and parallel to the center- 
line of Colima Road, beginning at the east line of Tract No. 24359 thence easterly 
approximately 1,850 feet along the centerline of Colima Road to the east property 
line of Jellick Avenue; and a strip of land 150 feet wide lying 100 feet north of and 
50 feet south of and parallel to the centerline of Colima Road, beginning at the east 
property line of Jellick Avenue thence easterly approximately 630 feet along the 
centerline of Colima Road to the east line of Tract No. 24861; and a strip of land 
200 feet wide lying 100 feet each side of and parallel to the centerline of Colima 
Road, beginning at the east property line of Tract No. 24861 thence easterly 
.approximately 1,650 feet along the centerline of Colima Road to the east property 
line of Paso Real Avenue; and a strip of land 150 feet wide lying 100 feet north 
of and 50 feet south of and parallel to the centerline of Colima Road, beginning 
at the east property line of Paso Real Avenue thence easterly 620 feet along the 
centerline of Colima Road; and a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet each 
side of and parallel to the centerline of Colima Road, beginning 620 feet east of 
the east property line of Paso Real Avenue thence easterly approximately 1 ,000 feet 
along the centerline of Colima Road to a point 400 feet east of the centerline of 
Nogales Street. (Ord. 11223 § 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 631, 1968.) 

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16.34.080 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 2. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Colima Road Underground Utility District 
No. 2: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet each side of and parallel 
to the centerline of Colima Road, beginning at a point 400 feet east of the centerline 
of Nogales Street, thence easterly approximately 2,413 feet along the centerline of 
Colima Road to a point 736 feet west of the centerline of Nausika Avenue. (Ord. 
11836 § 1, 1978: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 638, 1968.) 

16.34.090 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 3. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Colima Road Underground Utility District 
No. 3: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet each side of and parallel 
to the centerline of Colima Road, beginning at a point 736 feet west of the center- 
line of Nausika Avenue, thence easterly approximately 3,356 feet along the center- 
line of Colima Road to a point 260 feet east of the centerline of Brea Canyon 
Cut-off Road. (Ord. 11837 § 1, 1978: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 639, 1968.) 

16.34.091 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 4. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Colima Road No. 4 Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of 
a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Colima Road, per CSB 191-5 and CSB 2626-1, beginning at a point 
400 feet west of the centerline intersection of Colima Road and Country Canyon 
Road, thence easterly approximately 12,600 feet along the centerline of Colima 
Road to the centerline intersection of Colima Road and Larkvane Road. (Ord. 
86-0065 § 1, 1986.) 

16.34.092 Colima Road Underground Utility District No. 5. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Colima Road No. 5 Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of 
a strip of land 300 feet wide lying 150 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Colima Road/Golden Springs Drive, per CSB's 191-3, 191-4, 5367-4 
and 5367-5, beginning at a point 260 feet east of the centerline intersection of 
Colima Road and Brea Canyon Cut-Off Road; thence easterly approximately 16,500 
feet along the centerline of Colima Road/Golden Springs Drive to the centerline 
intersection of Golden Springs Drive and Grand Avenue; and a strip of land 200 
feet wide lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline of Lemon 
Avenue, per CSB 2606, beginning at the centerline intersection of Lemon Avenue 
and Walnut Drive, thence southerly approximately 1 ,700 feet along the centerline 
intersection of Lemon Avenue and Colima Road; and a strip of land 200 feet wide, 
lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline of Brea Canyon Road 
lying 400 feet north of and 200 feet south of the centerline intersection of Brea 
Canyon Road and Colima Road/Golden Springs Drive. (Ord. 87-0129 § 1, 1987.) 



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16.34.100 Compton Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Compton Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 100 feet wide lying 50 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Compton Avenue, beginning at a point 125 feet south of the intersection 
of the centerline of Compton Avenue and 75th Street thence southerly approximately 
1,700 feet to the north right-of-way line to Nadeau Street. (Ord. 10512 § 1, 1972: Ord. 
9672 Ch. 6 §617, 1968.) 

16.34.110 Compton Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Compton Avenue No. 2 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Compton Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of 
Compton Avenue and 1 19th Street, thence southerly approximately 1,700 feet along 
the centerline of Compton Avenue to the centerline of 124th Street. (Ord. 10892 § 1 
(part), 1974: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 626, 1968.) 

16.34.115 Crenshaw Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 1. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Crenshaw Boulevard 
Underground Utility District No. 1 : 

That portion of the unincorporated territory of the county of Los Angeles within 
a strip of land 160 feet wide, lying 80 feet on each side of the centerline of Crenshaw 
Boulevard beginning at a point 100 feet north of the centerline of Palos Verdes Drive 
North, thence southerly along the centerline of Crenshaw Boulevard to a point 100 
feet southerly of the centerline intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Silver Spur 
Road. (However, service poles necessary to support wireless communication antennas 
may remain within the boundaries of the district as well as poles serving adjacent 
properties which cannot be removed due to steeply sloping terrain. Such poles shall 
be set a minimum of 60 feet from the existing street centerline.) (Ord. 99-0050 § 1, 
1999.) 

16.34.120 Crestridge Road Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Crestridge Road Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion of the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, whose 
boundaries are coextensive with County Improvement No. 2498, Crestridge Road, as 
shown on the map attached as Exhibit A to the ordinance codified in this section, and 
made a part hereof. (Ord. 10310 § 1, 1971: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 614, 1968.) 

16.34.121 Currier Road Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Currier Road Underground Utility District: 

That portion of the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles within a 
strip of land 90 feet wide lying 30 feet south of and 60 feet north of and parallel to the 
centerline of Currier Road, beginning at a point 438 feet east of the intersection of the 
centerlines of Currier Road and Reyes Drive, thence easterly approximately 1,107 feet 
along the centerline of Currier Road and its prolongation to the boundary line 
between the city of Industry and the county of Los Angeles; and that portion of the 

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unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles within a strip of land from the 
boundary line between the city of Industry and the county of Los Angeles to 30 feet 
west of the county of Los Angeles westerly right-of-way line parallel to the centerline 
of Brea Canyon Road from a point 60 feet north of the centerline intersection of Brea 
Canyon Road and Currier Road to a point 497 feet north of the centerline intersection 
of Brea Canyon Road and Currier Road. (Ord. 2006-0009 § 1, 2006.) 

16.34.123 Del Amo Boulevard Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Del Amo Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

A. Those portions of the unincorporated territory of the county of Los 
Angeles and the city of Carson within a strip of land 200 feet wide, lying 100 feet on 
each side of the following described centerline: beginning at a point on the centerline 
of Del Amo Boulevard, distant westerly 320 feet along said centerline from its 
intersection with the centerline of Fordyce Avenue as said centerlines are shown on 
the map of Tract No. 28608 filed in Book 823, pages 31 — 33 of Maps, in the office of 
the registrar-recorder of said county; thence easterly along first above-mentioned 
centerline to its intersection with the centerline of Doogan Avenue (now known as 
Rancho Way), as shown on said map, said last-mentioned intersection hereby 
designated as "Point A" for the purpose of this description; thence continuing easterly 
along the first above-mentioned centerline to its intersection with the centerline of 
Alameda Street as shown on map filed in Book 75, pages 1 — 3, of Record of Surveys, 
in the office of said registrar-recorder; thence continuing easterly along the centerline 
of Del Amo Boulevard as shown on said last-mentioned map a distance of 1,140 feet. 

B. Those portions of the unincorporated territory of the county of Los 
Angeles within a strip of land 140 feet wide, lying 70 feet on each side of the 
following described centerline: beginning at the above-mentioned "Point A"; thence 
northerly along the centerline of Rancho Way as shown on Parcel Map No. 17994 
filed in Book 204, pages 34 — 37, inclusive, of Maps, in the office of the registrar- 
recorder of said county a distance of 645 feet. 

Excepting therefrom, that portion lying within the above-described Part A. (Ord. 
98-0030 § 1, 1998.) 

16.34.125 Diamond Bar Boulevard Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Diamond Bar Boulevard 
Underground Utility District: That portion within the unincorporated area of the 
county of Los Angeles of a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet on each side of 
and parallel to the centerline of Diamond Bar Boulevard, beginning at the intersection 
of Diamond Bar Boulevard and Steep Canyon Road, thence southerly approximately 
2,250 feet along the centerline of Diamond Bar Boulevard to the centerline 
intersection of Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue. (Ord. 86-0 142U § 1, 
1986.) 



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16.34.126 Eastern Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Eastern Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, 
of a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Eastern Avenue beginning at the centerline intersection of Eastern 
Avenue and San Bernardino Freeway, thence southerly approximately 6,600 feet 
along the centerline of Eastern Avenue to the centerline intersection of Eastern 
Avenue and Floral Drive. (Ord. 94-0030 § 1, 1994.) 

16.34.130 El Segundo Boulevard Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the El Segundo Boulevard Under- 
ground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to 
the centerline of El Segundo Boulevard, beginning 100 feet west of the intersection 
of the centerlines of El Segundo Boulevard and Avalon Boulevard, thence easterly 
approximately 3,450 feet along the centerline of El Segundo Boulevard to the 
intersection of the centerlines of El Segundo Boulevard and Central Avenue. (Ord. 
11455 § 1, 1976: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 634, 1968.) 

16.34.140 Fairfax Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Fairfax Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet each side of and parallel to 
the centerline of Fairfax Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerline of 
Willoughby Avenue and Fairfax Avenue, thence northerly along the centerline of 
Fairfax Avenue to the east-west boundary line between the city of Los Angeles and 
the county of Los Angeles located approximately 963 feet north of Fountain 
Avenue, excepting the alley south of Santa Monica Boulevard and west of Fairfax 
Avenue. (Ord. 9717 § 2 (part). 1969: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 601, 1968.) 

16.34.145 First Street No. 1 Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the First Street No. 1 Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, 
of a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 140 feet north of and 60 feet south of the 
centerline of First Street, per CSB 376 and CSB 1074, beginning at the centerline 
intersection of First Street and the Long Beach Freeway, thence easterly approxi- 
mately 3,850 feet along the centerline of First Street to a point 140 feet west of the 
- centerline intersection of First Street and Vancouver Avenue. (Ord. 94-0031 § 1, 
1994.) 

16.34.147 Floral Drive Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Floral Drive Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of 
a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline 
of Floral Drive, beginning at the centerline intersection of Floral Drive and the 
Long Beach Freeway, thence easterly approximately 2,400 feet along the centerline 

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of Floral Drive to the centerline intersection of Floral Drive and Mednik Avenue. 
(Ord. 82-0100 § 1, 1982.) 

16.34.148 Floral Drive No. 2 Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Floral Drive No. 2 Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, 
of a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Floral Drive beginning at the centerline intersection of Floral Drive 
and the Long Beach Freeway, thence westerly approximately 1,200 feet along the 
centerline of Floral Drive to a point 100 feet westerly of the centerline intersection 
of Floral Drive and Eastern Avenue, excluding that portion 60 feet north of the 
centerline of Floral Drive and 100 feet on either side of the centerline of Eastern 
Avenue. (Ord. 94-0032 § 1, 1994.) 

16.34.150 Florence Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Florence Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side of and parallel 
to the centerline of Florence Avenue, beginning at the east property line of Central 
Avenue thence easterly approximately 5,800 feet along the centerline of Florence 
Avenue to the west property line of Crocket Boulevard. (Ord. 10261 § 1 (part), 
1971: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6, § 611, 1968.) 

16.34.152 Foothill Boulevard Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Foothill Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, 
of a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Foothill Boulevard beginning at the centerline intersection of Foothill 
Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue, thence easterly approximately 6,540 feet along 
the centerline of Foothill Boulevard to a point 100 feet east of the centerline 
intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Briggs Avenue. (Ord. 94-0005 § 1, 1994.) 

16.34.157 Ford Boulevard Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Ford Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of 
a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline 
of Ford Boulevard per CSB-2909, beginning at the intersection of Ford Boulevard 
and-Floral Drive thence southerly approximately 4,000 feet along the centerline of 
Ford Boulevard to the intersection of Ford Boulevard and Third Street. (Ord. 
84-0165 § 1, 1984.) 

16.34.160 Fountain Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Fountain Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 100 feet wide, lying 50 feet each side of and parallel 

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to the centerline of Fountain Avenue beginning at the centerline of La Cienega 
Boulevard thence easterly to the centerline of Havenhurst Drive. (Ord. 10015 § 4, 
1970: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 607, 1968.) 

16.34.162 Freshman Drive Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Freshman Drive Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of 
a strip of land 170 feet wide lying 85 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Freshman Drive, as shown in County Recorder Book 762, pages 45 
and 46, beginning at a point 45 feet north of the centerline intersection of Freshman 
Drive and Sophomore Drive, thence southerly approximately 2,602 feet long the 
centerline of Freshman Drive to the centerline intersection of Freshman Drive and 
Stocker Street. (Ord. 85-0098 § 1, 1985.) 

16.34.170 Golden Springs Drive-Grand Avenue Underground Utility 
District. The following area shall constitute and be known as the Golden Springs 
Drive-Grand Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 200 feet wide lying 135 feet northwesterly of and 65 feet 
southeasterly of and parallel to the centerline of Golden Springs Drive, beginning 
at the intersection of the centerline of Golden Prados Drive; and a . . . Grand 
Avenue thence northeasterly approximately 3,000 feet along the centerline of Golden 
Springs Drive to the centerline of Golden Prados Drive; and a strip of land 130 feet 
wide lying 65 feet each side of and parallel to the centerline of Golden Springs 
Drive, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Golden Springs Drive and 
Golden Prados Drive, thence northeasterly approximately 3,700 feet along the 
centerline of Golden Springs Drive to the centerline of Torito Lane: and a strip of 
land 150 feet wide lying 75 feet each side of and parallel to the centerline of Grand 
Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Grand Avenue and 
Golden Springs Drive thence northwesterly approximately 1,100 feet along the 



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centerline of Grand Avenue to the south right-of-way line of the Pomona-Orange 
Freeway. (Ord. 10845 § 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 624, 1968.) 

16.34.180 Graham Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Graham Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 60 feet wide lying 40 feet east and 20 feet west of and 
parallel to the centerline of Graham Avenue, beginning 57 feet north of the 
intersection of the centerlines of Graham Avenue and Nadeau Street, thence 
northerly approximately 1,938 feet along the centerline of Graham Avenue to a 
point 670 feet south of the intersection of the centerlines of Graham Avenue and 
Florence Avenue. (Ord. 11223 § 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 632, 1968.) 

16.34.190 Grand Avenue Underground Utility District The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Grand Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, within a strip of land 100 feet wide lying west of, and immediately 
adjacent to the centerline of Grand Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the 
centerlines of Foothill Boulevard and Grand Avenue, thence a distance approximate- 
ly 870 feet to the boundary line between the city of Glendora and the county of Los 
Angeles, excepting that portion of the right-of-way of the Atchison, Topeka and 
Sante Fe Railway crossing said strip. (Ord. 10170 § 2, 1970: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 609, 
1968.) 

16.34.191 Grand Avenue Underground Utility District No. 2. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Grand Avenue No. 2 Under- 
ground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of 
a strip of Land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Grand Avenue, per FM 20209-1, beginning at the intersection of 



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Grand Avenue and Golden Springs Drive, thence easterly approximately 3,890 feet 
along the centerline of Grand Avenue to the centerline intersection of Grand Avenue 
and Diamond Bar Boulevard. (Ord. 86-0093 § 1, 1986.) 

16.34.200 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 142 feet wide lying 50 feet west of and 92 feet east of 
and parallel to the centerline of Hacienda Boulevard, beginning at the intersection 
of the centerlines of Hacienda Boulevard and Maplegrove Street (the La Puente city 
boundary), thence northerly approximately 3,200 feet along the centerline of 
Hacienda Boulevard to the city of West Covina boundary, excepting that portion 
of Francisquito Avenue within said strip. (Ord. 10450 § 1 (part), 1972: Ord. 9672 
Ch. 6 § 615, 1968.) 

16.34.210 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 2. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Hacienda Boulevard Under- 
ground District No. 2: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to 
the centerline of Hacienda Boulevard, beginning at the intersection of Halliburton 
Road and Hacienda Boulevard, thence southerly approximately 6,188 feet along the 
centerline of Hacienda Boulevard to the intersection of Colima Road and Hacienda 
Boulevard. (Ord. 12086 § 1, 1980: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 647, 1968.) 

16.34.212 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 3. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Hacienda Boulevard Under- 
ground Utility District No. 3: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side of and parallel 
to the centerline of Hacienda Boulevard, beginning at a point 945 feet north of 
Walbrook Drive and Hacienda Boulevard, thence southerly approximately 1,960 feet 
along the centerline of Hacienda Boulevard to the intersection of Shadybend Drive 
and Hacienda Boulevard; and a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 50 feet east of and 
70 feet west of and parallel to the centerline of Hacienda Boulevard, beginning at 
the intersection of Shadybend Drive and Hacienda Boulevard, thence southerly 
approximately 965 feet along the centerline of Hacienda Boulevard to the intersec- 
tion of the Pomona Freeway Hacienda Boulevard. (Ord. 12390 § 1, 1981: Ord. 9672 
Ch. 6 § 648, 1968.) 

16.34.213 Hacienda Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 4. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Hacienda Boulevard No. 4 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of 
a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Hacienda Boulevard, beginning at the centerline intersection of 
Hacienda Boulevard and the Pomona Freeway, thence southerly approximately 3,550 
feet along the centerline of Hacienda Boulevard to the centerline intersection of 
Hacienda Boulevard and Halliburton Road. (Ord. 90-0098 § 1, 1990.) 

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16.34.220 Highland Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Highland Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land bounded on the north and on the east by the city of El 
Segundo; on the south by the city of Manhattan Beach; and on the west by a line 
lying 60 feet west of and parallel to Highland Avenue, beginning at the El Segundo 
city boundary, thence southerly approximately 1,660 feet to the Manhattan Beach 
city boundary line. (Ord. 11475 § 1, 1977: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 636, 1968.) 

16.34.223 Imperial Highway Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Imperial Highway Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion of the unincorporated territory of the county of Los Angeles 
within a strip of land 170 feet wide, lying 85 feet on each side of the centerline of 
Imperial Highway beginning at the centerline of Shoemaker Avenue, thence easterly 
along the centerline of Imperial Highway to a point 100 feet easterly of the 
centerline intersection of Imperial Highway and Carmenita Road. (Ord. 2000-0016 
§ 1, 2000.) 

16.34.230 La Brea Avenue Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the La Brea Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to 
the centerline of La Brea Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines 
of La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue, thence northerly 2,950 feet along the 
centerline of La Brea Avenue to a point approximately 100 feet south of the 
southwesterly property line produced of Overhill Drive. (Ord. 10892 § 1 (part), 
1974: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 627, 1968.) 

16.34.240 Lake Avenue Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Lake Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to 
the centerline of Lake Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of 
Pine Street and Lake Avenue, thence southerly approximately 5,150 feet along the 
centerline of Lake Avenue to the north city boundary of the city of Pasadena. (Ord. 
9867 § 1 (part), 1969: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 603, 1968.) 

16.34.242 Lemon Avenue Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Lemon Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of 
a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline 
of Lemon Avenue per CSB-2606, beginning at the centerline intersection of Lemon 
Avenue and the southerly right-of-way line of San Jose Creek Channel, thence 
southerly approximately 3,018 feet along the centerline of Lemon Avenue to the 
centerline intersection of Lemon Avenue and Walnut Drive. (Ord. 83-0204 § 1, 
1983.) 



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16.34.244 Lincoln Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Lincoln Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of a 
strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline of 
Lincoln Avenue per CSB-301 1, beginning at a point 120 feet north of the centerline 
intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive, thence southerly approximately 
2,3 1 feet along the centerline of Lincoln Avenue to a point 60 feet south of the 
centerline intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Vermont Street. (Ord. 84-0008 § 1, 
1984.) 

16.34.245 Lincoln Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Lincoln Avenue No. 2 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of a 
strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Lincoln Avenue beginning at 120 feet north of Figueroa Drive, thence northerly 
approximately 5,145 feet along the centerline of Lincoln Avenue to a point of 100 
feet northerly of the centerline intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. 
(Ord. 96-0063 § 1, 1996.) 

16.34.247 Live Oak Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Live Oak Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion of the unincorporated territory of the County of Los Angeles 
within a strip of land 136 feet wide, lying 68 feet on each side of, and parallel to the 
centerline of Live Oak Avenue beginning at City of Arcadia boundary, thence 
easterly approximately 4,000 feet along the centerline of Live Oak Avenue to the 
City of Monrovia boundary. (Ord. 2004-0057 § 1, 2004.) 

16.34.250 Lyons Avenue Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Lyons Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet north of and 70 feet south of 
and parallel to the centerline of Lyons Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the 
centerlines of Lyons Avenue and Newhall Avenue, thence easterly approximately 
2,436 feet along the centerline of Lyons Avenue to a line 500 feet east of the 
centerline of Emberbrook Drive, excepting that portion of the right-of-way of the 
Southern Pacific Transportation Company crossing said strip. (Ord. 10450 § 1 (part), 
1972: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 616, 1968.) 

16.34.260 Lyons Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Lyons Avenue No. 2 
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That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Lyons Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerUnes of Lyons 
Avenue and Apple Street, thence easterly approximately 2,800 feet along the 
centerline of Lyons Avenue to the centerline of Newhall Avenue joining the existing 
Lyons Avenue Underground Utility District. (Ord. 10892 § 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 9672 
Ch. 6 § 628, 1968.) 

16.34.265 Lyons Avenue-Pico Canyon Road Underground Utility District. 

The following area shall constitute and be known as the Lyons Avenue-Pico Canyon 
Road Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of a 
strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline of 
Lyons Avenue-Pico Canyon Road, beginning at the centerline intersection of Pico 
Canyon Road and The Old Road, thence, easterly approximately 8,768 feet along the 
centerline of Lyons Avenue-Pico Canyon Road to the centerline intersection of 
Lyons Avenue and Apple Street. (Ord. 83-0129 § 1, 1983.) 

16.34.266 Rosemead Boulevard Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Rosemead Boulevard 
Underground Utility District: 

Those portions of the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles 
described as follows: within a strip of land 180 feet wide lying 90 feet on each side 
of and parallel to the centerline of Rosemead Boulevard beginning at the city of 
Pasadena Boundary at the centerline of Foothill Boulevard, thence southerly 
approximately 1,120 feet along the centerline of Rosemead Boulevard to the 
centerline intersection of Rosemead Boulevard and Corta Calle; and within a strip of 
land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline of 
Rosemead Boulevard beginning at the centerline intersection of Rosemead 
Boulevard and Corta Calle, thence southerly approximately 307 feet along the 
centerline of Rosemead Boulevard to the centerline intersection of Rosemead 
Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard; and within a strip of land 130 feet wide lying 
both 60 feet wide on the east side and 70 feet wide on the west side of and parallel to 
the centerline of Rosemead Boulevard beginning at the centerline intersection of 
Rosemead Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, thence southerly approximately 5,850 
feet along the centerline of Rosemead Boulevard to the south centerline intersection 
of Rosemead Boulevard and Huntington Drive; and within a strip of land 120 feet 
wide lying 60 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline of Rosemead 
Boulevard beginning at the south centerline intersection of Rosemead Boulevard and 
Huntington Drive, thence southerly approximately 4,281 feet along the centerline of 
Rosemead Boulevard to the boundary line between the city of Temple City and 
county of Los Angeles approximately 563 feet south of the centerline of 
Ardendale Avenue; and that portion of the unincorporated area of the county of 
Los Angeles within a strip of land 120 feet wide lying 60 feet on each side of and 
parallel to the centerline of Duarte Road, beginning at a point 365 feet westerly of the 



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centerline intersection of Duarte Road and Rosemead Boulevard as measured along 
the centerline of Duarte Road, thence easterly approximately 2,162 feet along the 
centerline of Duarte Road to a point 290 feet easterly of the centerline intersection of 
Duarte Road and Oak Avenue as measured along the centerline of Duarte Road, 
except the portion located in the city of Arcadia. (Ord. 2006-0069 § 1, 2006.) 

16.34.267 Magic Mountain Parkway Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Magic Mountain Parkway 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of a 
strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline of 
Magic Mountain Parkway, beginning at a point 2,500 feet west of the centerline 
intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, thence easterly 
approximately 3,650 feet along the centerline of Magic Mountain Parkway to a point 
1,150 feet east of the centerline intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and The 
Old Road. (Ord. 84-0076 § 1, 1984.) 

16.34.270 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Manhattan Beach Boulevard 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 162 feet wide lying 92 feet north of and 70 feet south of 
and parallel to the centerline of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, beginning at the 
intersection of the centerlines of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and Prairie Avenue, 
thence easterly approximately 2,500 feet along the centerline of Manhattan Beach 
Boulevard to a north/south line 30 feet west of the west right-of-way line of the 
Dominguez Channel. (Ord. 10261 § 1 (part), 1971: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 610, 1968.) 

16.34.277 Mednik Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Mednik Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of a 
strip of land 148 feet wide lying 74 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Mednik Avenue, per CSB 2852-2, beginning at the centerline intersection of 
Mednik Avenue and Floral Drive, thence southerly approximately 4,126 feet along 
the centerline of Mednik Avenue to a point 150 feet south of the centerline 
intersection of Mednik Avenue and Third Street. (Ord. 85-0091 § 2, 1985: Ord. 84- 
0229 § 1, 1984.) 

16.34.280 Melrose Avenue Underground Utility District No. 2. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Melrose Avenue Underground 
Utility District No. 2: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet on each side and parallel to the 
centerline of Melrose Avenue, beginning at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and 



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West Knoll Drive, thence easterly approximately 1,127 feet along the centerline of 
Melrose Avenue to a point 45 feet northeasterly of the intersection of the Melrose 
Avenue and Croft Avenue. (Ord. 1 1908 § 1, 1979: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 642, 1968.) 

16.34.281 Melrose Avenue Underground Utility District No. 3. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Melrose Avenue Underground 
Utility District No. 3: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a 
strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Melrose Avenue per CSB-5055, beginning at a point 50 feet west of the centerline 
intersection of Melrose Avenue and Huntley Drive, thence easterly approximately 
1 ,000 feet along the centerline of Melrose Avenue to the centerline intersection of 
Melrose Avenue and West Knoll Drive. (Ord. 83-0025 § 1, 1983.) 

16.34.290 Melrose Avenue-San Vicente Boulevard Underground Utility 
District. The following area shall constitute and be known as the Melrose Avenue- 
San Vicente Boulevard Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Melrose Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerline of 
Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard, thence easterly approximately 720 feet 
to a point 50 feet west of the centerline of Huntley Drive; and a strip of land 150 feet 
wide lying 75 feet each side of and parallel to the centerline of San Vicente 
Boulevard, beginning at the intersection of the centerline of San Vicente Boulevard 
and the south property line of Santa Monica Boulevard, projecting across San 
Vicente Boulevard thence southerly approximately 1,250 feet to the intersection of 
the centerline of San Vicente Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. (Ord. 10726 § 1, 1973: 
Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 622, 1968.) 

16.34.300 Michillinda Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Michillinda Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 1 00 feet wide lying 40 feet east of and 60 feet west of and 
parallel to the centerline of Michillinda Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the 
centerline of Huntington Drive and Michillinda Avenue, thence northerly along the 
centerline of Michillinda Avenue to the intersection of the centerline of Colorado 
Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue approximately 6,250 feet, excepting the private 
alley north of Huntington Drive and west of Michillinda Avenue. (Ord. 10281 § 1, 
1971: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 613, 1968.) 



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16.34.310 Nadeau Street No. 1 Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Nadeau Street No. 1 Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 1 14 feet wide lying 57 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Nadeau Street, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Nadeau 
Street and Central Avenue thence easterly approximately 1,330 feet along the center- 
line of Nadeau Street to the intersection of the centerlines of Hooper Avenue and 
Nadeau Street. (Ord. 10696 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 619, 1968.) 

16.34.320 Nadeau Street No. 2 Underground Utility District The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Nadeau Street No. 2 Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 117 feet wide lying 58'/2 feet each side of and parallel to 
the centerline of Nadeau Street, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of 
Nadeau Street and Hooper Avenue, thence easterly approximately 1,320 feet along 
the centerline of Nadeau Street to the intersection of the the centerlines of Compton 
Avenue and Nadeau Street. (Ord. 10696 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 620, 
1968.) 

16.34.330 Nadeau Street No. 3 Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Nadeau Street No. 3 Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 134 feet wide lying 77 feet north of and 57 feet south of 
and parallel to the centerline of Nadeau Street, beginning at the intersection of the 
centerlines of Nadeau Street and Compton Avenue, thence easterly approximately 
1,000 feet along the centerline of Nadeau Street to the east right-of-way line of Male 
Avenue; and a strip of land 159 feet wide lying 92 feet north of and 67 feet south of 
and parallel to the centerline of Nadeau Street, begirming at the east right-of-way line 
of Male Avenue, thence easterly approximately 285 feet along the centerline of 
Nadeau Street to the west line of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company's 
railroad right-of-way; and a strip of land 1 14 feet wide lying 57 feet each side of and 
parallel to the centerline of Nadeau Street, beginning at the west line of the Southern 
Pacific Transportation Company's railroad right-of-way, thence easterly 
approximately 425 feet along the centerline of Nadeau Street to the east right-of-way 
of Beach Street; excepting the first alley east of Compton Avenue extending soutii 
from Nadeau Street; and excepting the portion of the Southern Pacific Transportation 
Company's railroad right-of-way crossing said strip. (Ord. 10696 § 1 (part), 1973: 
Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 621, 1968.) 

16.34.340 Oakwood Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Oakwood Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Oakwood Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerline of 
Foothill Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue, thence northerly along the centerline of 



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Oakwood Avenue to the intersection of the centerline of Houseman Street. (Ord. 
10170 § 1, 1970: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 608, 1968.) 

16.34.350 Pacific Coast Highway No. 1 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Pacific Coast Highway No. 1 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 250 feet wide lying 150 feet north of and 100 feet south of 
and parallel to the centerline of Pacific Coast Highway, beginning at the intersection 
of the centerline of Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway, thence easterly 
approximately 2,800 feet to 50 feet east of Media Creek. (Ord. 10015 § 3, 1970: Ord. 
9672 Ch. 6 § 606, 1968.) 

16.34.360 Pacific Coast Highway No. 2 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Pacific Coast Highway No. 2 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 250 feet wide lying 150 feet north of and 100 feet south of 
and parallel to the centerline of Pacific Coast Highway and Marie Canyon Road, 
thence easterly approximately 5,700 feet to the intersection of the centerlines of 
Trauts Road and Pacific Coast Highway joining the Pacific Coast Highway No. 1 
Underground Utility District; and a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side 
of and parallel to the centerline of Civic Center Way, begirming at a point 
approximately 500 feet west of the centerline of Trauts Road, thence easterly 
approximately 2,400 feet to the centerline of Cross Creek Road; and a strip of land 
140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the centerline of Cross Creek 
Road, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Cross Creek Road and Civic 
Center Way, thence southerly approximately 900 feet to Pacific Coast Highway 
joining the Pacific Coast Highway No. 1 Underground Utility District. (Ord. 10845 
§ 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 625, 1968.) 

16.34.361 Pacific Coast Highway No. 3 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Pacific Coast Highway No. 3 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a 
strip of land 600 feet wide lying 300 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Pacific Coast Highway, per CSB 2829, beginning at a point 685 feet east of the 
centerline intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, thence 
easterly approximately 3,130 feet along the centerline of Pacific Coast Highway to a 
point 3,815 feet east of the centerline intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross 
Creek Road. (Ord. 85-0178 § 1, 1985.) 

16.34.362 Pacific Coast Highway No. 4 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Pacific Coast Highway No. 4 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a 
strip of land 600 feet wide, lying 300 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Pacific Coast Highway, beginning at a point 260 feet west of the centerline inter- 
section of Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, thence easterly 
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feet east of the centerline intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Coastline Drive. 
(Ord. 86-0218 § 1, 1986.) 

16.34.364 Pomona Boulevard Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Pomona Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles within 
a strip of land 160 feet wide lying 80 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Pomona Boulevard, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Woods 
Avenue and Pomona Boulevard, thence easterly approximately 2,600 feet along the 
centerline of Pomona Boulevard to the intersection of the centerlines of Pomona 
Boulevard and Sadler Avenue. (Ord. 2003-0022 § 1, 2003.) 

16.34.370 Santa Monica Boulevard Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Santa Monica Boulevard 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 180 feet wide lying 90 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Santa Monica Boulevard, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines 
of Santa Monica Boulevard and Palm Avenue, thence easterly approximately 3,200 
feet along the centerline of Santa Monica Boulevard to the centerline of Croft 
Avenue; and a strip of land 90 feet wide lying 90 feet south of and parallel to the 
centerline of Santa Monica Boulevard from the centerline of Croft Avenue, thence 
easterly to approximately 325 feet along the centerline of Santa Monica Boulevard to 
the centerline of Orlando Avenue. (Ord. 11286 § 1, 1976: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 633, 
1968.) 

16.34.377 Slauson Avenue Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the Slauson Avenue Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a 
strip of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Slauson Avenue beginning at a point 200 feet west of the centerline intersection of 
Slauson Avenue and Wooster Avenue, thence easterly approximately 8,100 feet along 
the centerline of Slauson Avenue to a point 450 feet east of the centerline intersection 
of Slauson Avenue and Overhill Drive. (Ord. 90-0085 § 1, 1990.) 

16.34.380 Soledad Canyon Road Underground Utility District No. 1. The 

followmg area shall constitute and be known as the Soledad Canyon Road 
Underground Utility District No. 1 : 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the 
centerline of Soledad Canyon Road, beginning at a point 1,183 feet easterly of the 
intersection of Galeton Road and Soledad Canyon Road, thence northeasterly 
approximately 7,615 feet along the centerline of Soledad Canyon Road to a point 165 
feet easterly of the intersection of Sand Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road. 
(Ord. 1 1971 § 1, 1979: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 643, 1968.) 

16.34.390 Soledad Canyon Road Underground Utility District No. 2. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Soledad Canyon Road 
Underground Utility District No. 2: 

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That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the 
centerline of Soledad Canyon Road, beginning at the intersection of Sierra Highway 
and Soledad Canyon Road, thence easterly approximately 3,723 feet along the 
centerline of Soledad Canyon Road to a point 1,183 feet easterly of the intersection of 
Galeton Road and Soledad Canyon Road. (Ord. 11972 § 1, 1979: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 
§ 644, 1968.) 

16.34.400 Sunset Boulevard Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Sunset Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Sunset Boulevard, beginning at the city of Beverly Hills boundary line at 
Phyllis Street, thence easterly along the centerline of Sunset Boulevard to the city of 
Los Angeles boundary line near Marmont Lane. (Ord. 10015 § 2, 1970: Ord. 9672 
Ch.6§605, 1968.) 

16.34.408 The Old Road Underground Utility District. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as The Old Road Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a 
strip of land 310 feet wide lying 155 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of The Old Road, per CSB 5174-2, beginning at a point 1,500 feet north of the 
centerline intersection of The Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway, thence 
southerly 3,800 feet along the centerline of The Old Road to a point 2,300 feet south 
of the centerline intersection of The Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway. (Ord. 
85-0083 § 1, 1985.) 

16.34.410 3rd Street Underground Utility District The following area shall 
constitute and be known as the 3rd Street Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of 3rd Street, beginning at a point on the centerline of 3rd Street 60 feet 
west of the centerline of Mednik Avenue, thence easterly along the centerline of 3rd 
Street approximately 1,875 feet to a point 130 feet west of the centerline of Woods 
Avenue. (Ord. 10268 § 1, 1971: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 612, 1968.) 

16.34.411 3rd Street Underground Utility District No. 2. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the 3rd Street No. 2 Underground Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a 
strip of land 310 feet wide lying 155 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of 3rd Street, per CSB 1 1 8, beginning at the centerline intersection of 3rd Street and 
the Pomona Freeway, thence easterly approximately 5,550 feet along the centerline of 
3rd Street to the centerline intersection of 3rd Street and Mednik Avenue. (Ord. 
85-0159 § 1, 1985.) 

16.34.412 3rd Street Underground Utility District No. 3. The following area 
shall constitute and be known as the 3rd Street Underground Utility District No. 3: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles within 
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of 3rd Street, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Indiana Street and 3rd 
Street, thence easterly approximately 3,550 feet along the centerline of 3rd Street to 
the intersection of the centerlines of 3rd Street and the Pomona Freeway. (Ord. 
2003-0021 § 1, 2003.) 

16.34.420 Valley Boulevard Underground Utility District The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the Valley Boulevard Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Valley Boulevard, beginning at the intersection of the centerline of 
Temple Avenue, thence easterly 6,164 feet along the centerline of Valley Boulevard 
to a point approximately 938 feet east of Puente Avenue. (Ord. 11646 § 1, 1977: Ord. 
9672 Ch. 6 § 637, 1968.) 

16.34.421 Valley Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 2. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Valley Boulevard Underground 
Utility District No. 2: That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of 
Los Angeles, of a strip of land 1 17 feet wide lying 47 feet north of and 70 feet south 
of and parallel to the centerline of Valley Boulevard per CSB 5033, beginning at a 
point 938 feet east of the centerline intersection of Valley Boulevard and Puente 
Avenue, thence easterly approximately 4,450 feet along the centerline of Valley 
Boulevard to the centerline intersection of Valley Boulevard and Seventh Avenue. 
(Ord. 82-0194 § 1, 1982.) 

16.34.422 Valley Boulevard Underground Utility District No. 3. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Valley Boulevard Underground 
Utility District No. 3: That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of 
Los Angeles, of a strip of land 1 17 feet wide lying 47 feet north of and 70 feet south 
and parallel to the centerline of Valley Boulevard per CSB-5033, beginning at the 
centerline intersection of Valley Boulevard and Seventh Avenue, thence easterly 
approximately 4,070 feet along the centerline of Valley Boulevard to the centerline 
intersection of Valley Boulevard and Tumbull Canyon Road. (Ord. 82-0194 § 1, 
1982.) 



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1634.424 Vermont Avenue Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be Icnown as the Vennont Avenue Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a 
strip of land 250 feet wide lying 125 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline 
of Vermont Avenue, per CSB 311-1 and 311-2, beginning at a point 300 feet north of 
the centerline intersection of Vermont Avenue and Carson Street, thence southerly 
approximately 1,880 feet along the centerline of Vermont Avenue to a point 300 feet 
south of the centerline intersection of Vermont Avenue and 220th Street. (Ord. 85- 
0030 § 1, 1985.) 

16 J4.430 Washington Boulevard Underground Utility District The follow- 
ing area shall constitute and be known as the Washington Boulevard Underground 
Utility District 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 120 feet wide, lying 60 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Washington Boulevard, beginning at the city of Pasadena boundary 
line on the west near the centerline of Allen Avenue, thence easterly to the city of 
Pasadena boundary line on the east, approximately 900 feet east of the centerline of 
Altadena Drive. (Ord. 10015 § 1, 1970: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 604, 1968.) 

1634.433 Washington Boulevard and Nonvalk Boulevard Underground 
Utility District. The following area shall constitute and be known as the Wash- 
ington Boulevard and Norwalk Boulevard Underground Utility District: 
That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles of a strip 
of land 200 feet wide lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline of 
Washington Boulevard, per CSB 2448, beginning at the centerline intersection of 
Washington Boulevard and the 605 Freeway, thence easterly approximately 1,900 
feet along the center line of Washington Boulevard to the center line intersection of 
Washington Boulevard and Norwalk Boulevard; and a strip of land 150 feet wide 
lying 150 feet northerly of the centerline and parallel to Washington Boulevard, per 
CSB 2448, beginning at a point 27 feet west of the centerline intersection of 
Washington Boulevard and Duchess Drive, thence easterly approximately 3,500 
feet along the centerline of Washington Boulevard to the centerline intersection of 
Washington Boulevard and Sorenson Avenue; and a strip of land 100 feet wide lying 
100 feet northerly of the centerline and parallel to Washington Boulevard, per CSB 
2448 beginning at the centerline intersection of Washington Boulevard and Soren- 
son Avenue, thence easterly approximately 2,600 feet along the centeriine of 
Washington Boulevard to a point 440 feet easterly of the centerline intersection of 
Washington Boulevard and Appledale Avenue; and a strip of land 200 feet wide 
lying 100 feet on each side of and parallel to the centerline of Norwalk Boulevard, 
per CSB 6650-2, beginning at the centerline intersection of Norwalk Boulevard and 
Rockne Avenue, thence southerly approximately 900 feet along the centerline of 
Norwalk Boulevard to the centerline intersection ofNonvalk Boulevard and Wash- 
ington Boulevard. (Ord. 88-0036 § 1, 1988.) 

1634.440 Western Avenue Undeiground Utility District No. 1. The follow- 
ing area shall constitute and be known as the Western Avenue Underground Utility 
District No. 1: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 

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Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the 
centerline of Western Avenue, beginning at a point 202 feet north of the intersection 
of Peninsula Verde Drive and Western Avenue, thence southeriy approximately 
4,978 feet along the centeriine of Western Avenue to the intersection of Delasonde 
Drive and Western Avenue. (Ord. 11900 § 1, 1979: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 640, 1968.) 

1634.450 Western Avenue Underground Utility District No. 2. The follow- 
ing area shall constitute and be known as the >yestem Avenue Undei^round Utility 
District No. 2: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the 
centerline of Western Avenue, beginning at the intersection of Toscanini Drive and 
Western Avenue, thence southerly approximately 5,134 feet along the centerline of 
Western Avenue to a point 1 12 feet south of the intersection of Summerland Avenue 
and Western Avenue. (Ord. 11893 § 1, 1979: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 641, 1968.) 

1634.460 Wilmington Avenue No. 1 Underground Utility District The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Wilmington Avenue No. 1 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Wilmington Avenue, beginning at the south property line of Imperial 
Highway (100 feet wide), thence southerly approximately 2,8()0 feet along the 
centerline of Wilmington Avenue to the centerline of 122nd Street (Ord. 11117 § 1 
(part), 1975: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 629, 1968.) 

1634.470 Wilmington Avenue No. 2 Underground Utility District. The 

following area shall constitute and be known as the Wilmington Avenue No. 2 
Underground Utility District: 

That portion, entirely within the unincorporated area of the county of Los 
Angeles, of a strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet each side of and parallel to the 
centerline of Wilmington Avenue, beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of 
Wilmington Avenue and 122nd Street thence southerly approximately 2,000 feet 
along the centerline of Wilmington Avenue to the centerline of El Segundo Boule- 
vard. (Ord. 11117 § 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 9672 Ch. 6 § 630, 1968.) 

1634.475 Workman Mill Road Underground Utility District The follow- 
ing area shall constitute and be known as the Workman Mill Road Underground 
Utility District: 

That portion within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles, of a 
strip of land 140 feet wide lying 70 feet on each side and parallel to the centerline of 
Workman Mill Road per CSB-2605-1, beginning at the intersection of Workman 
Mill Road and Valley Boulevard, thence southeriy approximately 2,040 feet along 
the centerline of Workman Mill Road to the intersection of Workman Mill Road 
and Proctor Avenue; and that portion within the unincorporated area of the county 
of Los Angeles of a strip of land 100 feet wide lying 50 feet on each side and parallel 
to the centerline of Third Avenue, beginning at the intersection of Third Avenue 
and Workman Mill Road per CSB-2605-1, thence southerly along the centerline of 
Third Avenue to a point 235 feet southerly (Ord. 84-0119 § 1, 1984.) 



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16.34.553 50th Street West Underground Utility District. The following 
area shall constitute and be known as the 50th Street West Underground Utility 
District: 

That portion, within the unincorporated area of the county of Los Angeles 
within a strip of land 140 feet wide, lying 70 feet on each side of the centerline of 
50th Street West, beginning at the centerline of Avenue L, thence southerly along 
the centerline of 50th Street West to a point 100 feet southerly of the centerline 
intersection of 50th Street West and Avenue M-4. (Ord. 99-0018 § 1, 1999.) 



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Division 3 

FRANCHISES^ 

Chapters: 

16.36 Definitions 

16.38 General Regulations and Conditions 

16.40 Existing Franchises 

16.42 Airport Protection 

16.44 Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems 

16.46 Electric Motor Coaches 

16.48 Spur Tracks 

16.50 Street Railways 



Sections: 

16.36.010 
16.36.020 
16.36.030 
16.36.040 
16.36.050 
16.36.060 
16.36.070 
16.36.080 
16.36.090 
16.36.100 
16.36.110 
16.36.120 
16.36.130 
16.36.140 
16.36.150 



Chapter 16.36 
DEFINITIONS 



Article. 

Board. 

County. 

Facilities. 

Franchise payment period. 

Franchise report period. 

Grantee. 

Highway. 

Main. 

Person. 

Public entity. 

Road commissioner. 

Section. 

Service connection. 

Shall and may. 



16.36.010 Article. "Article" means an article of Ordinance 7468, codified in 
this Division 3 of Title 16, unless some other ordinance or statute is mentioned. 
(Ord. 7468 Art. 1§ 111, 1959.) 

16.36.020 Board. "Board" means the board of supervisors of the county of 
Los Angeles. If any territory covered by the franchise comes within the limits of any 
incorporated city, then as to such incorporated area, "board" means the legislative 
body of such city. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 103, 1959.) 

16.36.030 County. "County" means the county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 7468 
Art. 1 § 102, 1959.) 

16.36.040 Facilities. "Facilities" means all property of the grantee, includ- 
ing service connections with the grantee's facilities, whether installed by the grantee 



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or not, erected, constructed, laid, operated or maintained in, upon, over, under, 
along or across any highway pursuant to any right or privilege granted by the 
franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 107, 1959.) 

16.36.050 Franchise payment period. "Franchise payment period" is: 

A. If the franchise grants to a public utility or to a mutual water company a 
right not theretofore in existence, the sixth year after the effective date of the 
ordinance granting the franchise; or, at the option of the grantee, any shorter period 
of time immediately following the expiration of five years after the effective date of 
the said ordinance, and each year thereafter, during the life of the franchise. 

B. In all other cases, including all franchises granted to persons who are 
neither public utilities nor mutual water companies, the first year after the effective 
date of the ordinance granting the franchise; or, at the option of the grantee, any 
shorter period of time immediately following the effective date of the said ordi- 
nance, and each year thereafter, during the life of the franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 
114, 1959.) 

16.36.060 Franchise report period. "Franchise report period" in all cases 
means the first year after the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise; 
or, at the option of the grantee, any shorter period of time immediately following 
the effective date of the said ordinance, and each year thereafter, during the life of 
the franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 114.5, 1959.) 

16.36.070 Grantee. "Grantee" means the person to whom the franchise is 
granted, and any person to whom it lawfully may be assigned. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 
105, 1959.) 

16.36.080 Highway. "Highway" means any public highway, freeway 
(except a state freeway), street, road, alley, lane or court, or other public easement, 
and above and below the same, which now exists or which may hereafter exist in 
any unincorporated territory of the county and in which the county has the 
authority to grant a franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 106, 1959.) 

16.36.090 Main. "Main" means any pipeline or conduit laid along or 
approximately parallel with and in any highway for the transmission or distribu- 
tion of electricity or any substance or commodity. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 113, 1959.) 

16.36.100 Person. "Person" means any individual, person, firm, part- 
nership or corporation. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 104, 1959.) 

16.36.110 Public entity. " Public entity" means any district or other political 
subdivision of which the board is ex officio the governing body, or the members of 
the board are ex officio members of the governing body. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 108, 
1959.) 

16.36.120 Road commissioner. "Road commissioner" means the road com- 
missioner of the county. If any highway becomes a state highway, or if any territory 
covered by the franchise comes within the limits of any incorporated city, then as to 
such state highway or such incorporated area, "road commissioner" means the 
commission, board or officer of the state, or of such city, respectively, having 

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powers and duties analogous or similar in such jurisdiction, respectively to the 
powers and duties of the road commissioner in the unincorporated territory of the 
county. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 115, 1959.) 

16.36.130 Section. "Section" means a section of the ordinance codified in 
Division 3 of this Title 16 unless some other ordinance or statute is mentioned. 
(Ord. 7468 Art. 1§ 112, 1959.) 

16.36.140 Service connection. "Service connection" means the wire, pipes 
or conduits connecting the building or place where the service or commodity 
supplied by the grantee is used or delivered, or is made available for use or delivery, 
with the supply line or supply main in the highway or with such supply line or 
supply main on private property. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 109, 1959.) 

16.36.150 Shall and may. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive. (Ord. 
7468 Art. 1 § 110, 1959.) 



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Chapter 16.38 
GENERAL REGULATIONS AND CONDITIONS 

Sections: 

16.38.010 Title for citation. 

1 6.38.020 Rules, regulations, tenns and conditions applicable. 

1 6.38.030 Franchise grant not exclusive. 

1 6.38.040 Rights and powers of county officers, departments or 

employees. 
1 6.38.050 Application — Filing — Information required. 
16.38.060 Term of franchise. 
1 6.38.070 Acceptance of franchise. 

1 6.38.080 Surety bond required when — Amount and conditions. 
16.38.090 Assignment of savings and loan certificates in lieu of bond. 
1 6.38. 1 00 Notice of sale — Deposit to cover costs. 
1 6.38. 1 1 Notice of sale — Costs — Disposition of extra funds. 
16.38.120 Map of facilities installed in highways — Annual filing 

required. 
1 6.38. 1 30 Public utility franchises — Value agreement. 
1 6.38. 1 40 Payments to county — Amount — Exceptions. 
1 6.38. 1 50 Payments to county — Service connections excluded when. 
1 6.38. 1 60 Payments to county — F*ublishing and advertising costs. 
1 6.38. 1 70 Payments to county — When franchise not awarded or 

accepted. 
1 6.38. 1 80 Payments to county — When franchise awarded to person 

other than applicant. 
1 6.38. 1 90 Report of annual gross receipts — Filing time. 
16.38.200 Report of annual gross receipts — Interest charged on late 

payments. 
1 6.38.2 1 Right to examine records and facilities. 
1 6.38.220 Liability for damages. 

1 6.38.230 Sale, lease or transfer of franchise — Terms and conditions. 
1 6.38.240 Conditions of franchise grant — Suspension or forfeiture 

grounds and procedure. 
16.38.250 Facilities within municipal corporation. 
1 6.38.260 Extra communication circuits for county use. 
1 6.38.270 Franchise area — All facilities subject to franchise conditions. 
1 6.38.280 Attachment of facilities to bridges or other county structures. 
1 6.38.290 Authority to acquire grantee's works, property and rights. 
16.38.300 Highway facilities — Jurisdiction of cities or other public 

entities. 
1 6.38.3 1 Highway facilities — State succeeds to all rights when. 
16.38.320 Construction, operation and maintenance regulations. 
1 6.38.330 Completion of work — Extension of time permitted when. 
16.38.340 Excavation permit — Prerequisite to commencement of work 

— Exceptions. 
1 6.38.350 Excavation permit — For pipelines carrying flammable 

substances — Issuance conditions. 
16.38.360 Highway facilities — Construction and repair procedures. 

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1 6.38.370 Mains and other facilities — Depth of installation. 

1 6.38.380 Improvement of highway surface — Notice to grantee — 

Time foi" installation of facilities. 
1 6.38.390 Maintenance and protection of facilities following other 

improvements. 
1 6.38.400 Defective facilities in highways — Repair requirements and 

costs. 
16.38.410 Highway grade, width or location — County changes 

authorized. 
1 6.38.420 Relocation of facilities — Regulations generally. 
1 6.38.430 Relocation of facilities — Liability determined separately. 
1 6.38.440 Relocation of facilities — Following other authorized, 

conflicting installations — Conditions. 
16.38.450 Relocation of facilities — County to perform work when — 

Costs. 
1 6.38.460 Relocation of facilities — State freeway restrictions. 
1 6.38.470 Abandoning facilities — Terms and conditions. 
1 6.38.480 Abandoning facilities — Road commissioner authority. 
1 6.38.490 Abandoning facilities — Effect of application for permission. 

16.38.010 Title for citation. The franchise ordinance codified in this Divi- 
sion 3 of Title 16 shall be known as and may be cited as "the basic franchise 
ordinance." (Ord. 9329 § 1, 1967: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 100, 1959.) 

16.38.020 Rules, regulations, terms and conditions applicable. Every fran- 
chise granted after March 6, 1 959, by the county of Los Angeles for the use of county 
highways for any purpose, except as otherwise provided in the ordinance granting 
such franchise, shall be granted upon and be subject to such of the following rules, 
regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions as are incorporated therein by 
reference, in addition to the rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions set 
forth in the ordinance granting each such franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 101, 1959.) 

16.38.030 Franchise grant not exclusive. The granting of a franchise or any 
of the terms or conditions therein shall not be construed to prevent the county from 
granting any identical or similar franchise to any person other than the grantee. 
(Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 118, 1959.) 

16.38.040 Rights and powers of county officers, departments or employees. 

Any right or power conferred or duty imposed upon any officer, employee, depart- 
ment or board of the county shall be subject to transfer by operation of law to any 
other officer, employee, department or board of the county (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 133, 
1959.) 

16.38.050 Application — Filing — Information required. The application 
for a franchise shall be filed with the board. Unless the franchise is to cover all of the 
unincorporated territory of the county, the application shall be accompanied by six 
copies of a map, drawn to a size and scale approved by the road commissioner, 
showing the location boundaries of the area to be described in the franchise. (Ord. 
7468 Art. 1 § 147, 1959.) 

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16.38.060 Term of franchise. Unless the ordinance granting the franchise 
provides otherwise, the term of the franchise shall be 25 years. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 
148, 1959.) 

16.38.070 Acceptance of franchise. The grantee, except the United States of 
America, in which case use will constitute acceptance, shall within 60 days after the 
passage of the ordinance granting the franchise, file with the clerk of the board a 
written acceptance of the terms and conditions of said ordinance, including such 
terms and conditions of this Division 3 as are incorporated by reference in the said 
ordinance. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 127, 1959.) 

16.38.080 Surety bond required when — Amount and conditions. The notice 
of sale may require that the grantee shall file, within the time specified therein, and 
at all times during the life of the franchise, keep on file with the director, facilities 
department, county of Los Angeles, a corporate surety bond running to the county 
and also to any incorporated city or public entity which may become entitled to the 
benefits herein reserved in the franchise by virtue of future annexations or incorpo- 
rating, in the penal sum of $1,000.00, or such other sum as may be specifically 
provided in the said notice of sale with surety to be approved by the director, 
facilities department, county of Los Angeles, conditioned that the grantee shall well 
and truly observe, fulfill and perform each term and condition of the franchise and 
that in case of any breach of condition of the bond, the whole amount of the penal 
sum therein named shall be deemed to be liquidated damages, and shall be 
recoverable from the principal and sureties upon the bond. If the bond is not so filed 
within the time aforesaid, the award of the franchise may be set aside at any time 
prior to the filing thereof, and any money paid therefor shall be forfeited; and if an 
ordinance has been enacted granting the franchise, the board may repeal such 
ordinance. In the event that said bond, after it has been so filed, shall at any time 
during the life of the franchise become insufficient, the grantee, by accepting the 
terms and conditions thereof, agrees to renew said bond with sureties to be 
approved by the director, facilities department, county of Los Angeles within 10 
days after written notice to do so from the director, facilities department, county of 
Los Angeles. (Ord. 11373 § 1, 1976: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 128, 1959.) 

16.38.090 Assignment of savings and loan certificates in lieu of bond. If the 

notice of sale requires that the grantee shall file a corporate surety bond, it also may 
permit the deposit and assignment in lieu thereof of savings and loan certificates or 
shares in the same amount, subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 4.36 of the Los 
Angeles County Code. If the grantee elects to so deposit and assign savings and loan 
certificates or shares he shall assign such certificates or shares to the county of Los 
Angeles and deposit them with the clerk of the board. (Ord. 8375 § 1, 1963: Ord. 
7849 § 1, 1960: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 128.1, 1959.) 

16.38.100 Notice of sale — Deposit to cover costs. Prior to publication of the 
notice of sale, the applicant for a franchise shall deposit with the clerk of the board a 
sum which the clerk estimates to be ample to cover the cost of such publication. 
(Ord. 8246 § 1 (part), 1962: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 128.3, 1949.) 

16.38.110 Notice of sale — Costs — Disposition of extra funds. The cost of 
publication of the notice of sale of a franchise shall be paid from the money 
deposited by the applicant. If the cost of publication is less than the amount 
deposited the clerk shall: 

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A. Refund the difference to the applicant if the franchise is not awarded to 
him; 

B, Apply the difference to other moneys due to the county from the 
applicant under the terms of the franchise if the franchise is awarded to the 
applicant. (Ord. 8246 § 1 (part), 1962: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 128.6, 1959.) 

1638.120 Map of facilities installed in highways — Annual filing required. 

A. The grantee, except the grantee of a franchise for a railroad track, shall file with 
the road commissioner, within 90 days after the effective date of the ordinance 
granting the franchise, and each year thereafter within 90 days after the anniversary 
of the effective date of said ordinance, a map or set of maps, each drawn to a scale 
not smaller than 600 feet to one inch, showing in detail the exact location and size of 
all facilities, except service connections used by or under the control of the grantee, 
installed beneath the surface of the highways described in and maintained pursuant 
to the authority of the ordinance granting the franchise. 

B. The map or set of maps filed pursuant to the provisions of this section 
shall show in detail the location of such facilities, excluding service connections, 
which shall have been laid, constructed or abandoned subsequent to the filing of the 
last preceding map or set of maps. Each map or set of maps shall be accompanied by 
an affidavit endorsed thereon and subscribed and sworn to by the grantee, verifying 
the correctness thereof (Ord. 12420 § 12, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 149, 1959.) 

16.38.130 Public utility franchises — Value agreement. The grantee of any 
franchise awarded to a public utility, by accepting the terms and conditions thereof, 
stipulates and agrees that in any proceeding for the purpose of regulating the rates of 
the grantee, no greater value shall be placed upon the franchise than the actual cash 
paid therefor by the grantee, including the cost of advertising paid by the grantee 
pursuant to Section 16.38.160. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 119, 1959.) 

16.38.140 Payments to county — Amount — Exceptions. A. The grantee of 
any franchise awarded to a public utility or mutual water company, except a 
franchise for a railroad track, shall, during the life of the franchise, pay to the 
county, in lawful money of the United States, two percent of the gross annual 
receipts of the grantee arising from the use, operation or possession of the franchise. 

1. No percentage shall be paid for the first five years succeeding the 
effective date of the franchise, but thereafter such percentage shall be payable 
annually. 

2. Provided further, that if the franchise be a renewal of a right 
already in existence, the payment of said percentage of gross receipts shall accrue 
from the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise. 

3. In case the franchise is granted to a street railway company or 
trackless trolley, and provides for an extension of an existing system, then the gross 
receipts shall be estimated to be one-half of the proportion of the total gross receipts 
of said system which the mileage of such extension bears to the total mileage of the 
whole system, and said estimate shall be conclusive as to the amount of the gross 
receipts of said extension. 

B. As used above, the phrase "two percent of the gross annual receipts of 
the grantee arising from the use, operation or possession of the franchise" shall be 
construed as that similar phrase found in Section 6006 of the Public Utilities Code 
and in former Section 3 of Chapter 578, Page 777, Statutes of 1905, popularly 
known as the Broughton Act. (Ord. 12420 § 5, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 123, 1959.) 

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16.38.150 Payments to county — Service connections excluded when. 

Whenever the length of any wire, pipe or conduit is a factor in calculating any 
payment due under any franchise granted by the county, all service connections 
shall be excluded in determining such length. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 116, 1959.) 

16.38.160 Payments to county — Publishing and advertising costs. The 

grantee shall pay to the county within 30 days after receiving a statement therefor, 
all advertising and publishing costs, including the cost of publishing the ordinance, 
incurred in connection with the granting of the franchise, minus the amount, if any, 
which the grantee has deposited pursuant to Section 16.38.100. The grantee shall 
not receive credit for any deposit made by any other person. (Ord, 8246 § 2, 1962: 
Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 129, 1949.) 

16.38.170 Payments to county — When franchise not awarded or accepted. 

If the applicant does not bid for the franchise and the franchise is not awarded to 
any person, or if the franchise is awarded to the applicant and he fails to accept it, 
the applicant shall pay the entire cost of publication of the notice of sale. The 
amount of money which he deposited shall first be applied and, if insufficient, 
within 30 days of notice thereof, the applicant shall pay the difference to the county. 
(Ord. 8246 § 3 (part), 1962: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 129.3, 1959.) 

16.38.180 Payments to county — When franchise awarded to person other 
than applicant. If the franchise is awarded to a person other than the applicant and 
such grantee pays all publication costs to the county, upon such payment the county 
shall refund to the applicant the amount which he deposited minus such portion 
thereof, if any, already refunded to him. (Ord. 8246 § 3 (part), 1962: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 
§ 129.6, 1959.) 

16.38.190 Report of annual gross receipts — Filing time. A. The grantee of 
any franchise awarded to a public utility or a mutual water company, except a 
franchise for a railroad track, shall file with the county auditor-controller for each 
franchise payment period, within 90 days after such period, two copies of a report 
verified by the oath of the manager, or any responsible officer of the grantee (except 
where the grantee is an individual, in which case the report shall be verified by the 
oath of the grantee) showing the total gross receipts of the grantee for the franchise 
payment period, received or accrued in connection with the furnishing of the 
commodity or service arising from the use or operation of the franchise, together 
with such additional data as is necessary, in the opinion of the county auditor- 
controller, to calculate or verify the calculation of the annual payment required by 
Section 16.38.140 (or the pro rata thereof for the first period if the first period is less 
than one year) and which payment shall be paid concurrently with the filing of the 
statement. 

B. In the event the amount paid is incorrect in the judgment of the board, it 
may order the payment of such additional sum as it may find due thereunder; and if 
not paid, or if paid under protest, the same mav be determined by suit. (Ord. 12420 § 
6, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 124, 1959.) 

16.38.200 Report of annual gross receipts — Interest charged on late pay- 
ments. Should any annual report and accompanying payment be not made under 
Section 16.38.190 within the 90-day period therein mentioned, the grantee shall 

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further pay interest on the amount due under that section at the rate of one percent 
per month from the last day of the franchise payment period for which such 
payment was due. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 125, 1959.) 

16.38.210 Right to examine records and facilities. At all reasonable times, 
the grantee shall permit any duly authorized representative of the board to examine 
all property of the grantee erected, constructed, laid, operated or maintained 
pursuant to the franchise, together with any appurtenant property of the grantee, 
and to examine and transcribe any and all books, accounts, papers, maps and other 
records kept or maintained by the grantee or under its control which treat of the 
operations, affairs, transactions, property or financial condition of the grantee with 
respect thereto. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 130, 1959.) 

16.38.220 Liability for damages. The grantee shall indemnify, defend, and 
hold the county, its officers, agents, and employees harmless from and against any 
and all loss, damages, liability, claims, suits, costs and expenses, including reason- 
able attorney's fees, defense costs and legal fees, regardless of the merit or outcome 
of any such claim or suit, claimed, arising from or connected with the grant, exercise 
or enjoyment of the franchise, the grantee's franchise operations, and the use, 
operation or maintenance of the facilities erected, constructed, laid, operated or 
maintained under the franchise. (Ord. 12420 § 8, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 136, 1959.) 

1638.230 Sale, lease or transfer of franchise — Terms and conditions. A. 

The grantee shall not sell, transfer, assign or lease the franchise, or any part thereof, 
except with the consent of the board. Such sale, transfer, assignment or lease shall 
be made only by filing with the board a copy of the duly executed instrument of such 
sale, transfer, assignment or lease, and a written request for the consent of the board 
to such sale, transfer, assignment or lease. If such duly executed instrument and 
such written request is not filed with the board before the expiration of 60 days after 
the efiective date of such sale, transfer, assignment or lease then, upon the expira- 
tion of said 60 days, the franchise shall be subject to forfeiture and the board may, 
without notice, by ordinance, repeal the franchise. 

B. As a condition to the granting of consent to such sale, transfer, assign- 
ment or lease, the board may impose such additional terms and conditions upon 
the franchise and upon the grantee or assignee which the board may deem to be in 
the public interest. Such additional terms and conditions shall be expressed by 
ordinance. 

C. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to grant to the grantee the 
right to sell, transfer, assign or lease the franchise, or any part thereof, except in the 
manner aforesaid. This section applies to any assignment, whether by operation of 
law, by voluntary act of the grantee or otherwise. No such consent shall be required 
to any transfer of the franchise in trust or by way of mortgage or hypothecation with 
all or a part of grantee's other property for the purpose of securing any indebtedness 
of grantee. A merger will not be deemed a sale, transfer, assignment or lease of the 
franchise under this section. (Ord. 12420 § 7, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 131, 1959.) 

1638.240 Conditions of franchise grant — Suspension or forfeiture grounds 
and procedure. The franchise is granted and shall be held and enjoyed upon each 
and every condition contained in the ordinance granting the franchise, including 
such conditions contained herein as are incorporated by reference in said franchise 

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ordinance, and shall ever be strictly construed against the grantee. Nothing shall 
pass thereby unless it be granted in plain and unambiguous terms. Any neglect, 
failure or refusal to comply with any of the conditions of the franchise shall 
constitute grounds for the suspension or forfeiture thereof. The board, prior to any 
suspension or forfeiture of the franchise, shall give to the grantee not less than 30 
days' notice in writing of any default thereunder. If the grantee does not within the 
noticed period begin the work of compliance, or after such beginning does not 
prosecute the work with due diligence to completion, the board may hold a hearing, 
at which the grantee shall have the right to appear and be heard, and thereupon the 
board may determine whether such conditions are material and essential to the 
franchise and whether the grantee is in default with respect thereto and may declare 
the franchise suspended or forfeited. Notice of the hearing shall be given to the 
grantee by certified mail not less than five days before said hearing. (Ord. 7468 Art. 
1§ 117, 1959.) 

16.38.250 Facilities within municipal corporation. It is not intended by the 
grantor to include in the franchise any portion of the county which, on the effective 
date of the ordinance granting the franchise, is included within any municipal 
corporation, and whenever thereafter any portion of the territory covered by the 
franchise shall be included within any municipal corporation, the rights reserved 
under the franchise to the county or any officer thereof, shall, as to the territory so 
included in the municipal corporation, inure to the benefit of such municipal 
corporation and its appropriate officers, so long as the grantee maintains its 
facilities pursuant to such franchise in the streets of the portion of the city so 
annexed. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 120, 1959.) 

16.38.260 Extra communication circuits for county use. A. The board, in 
granting the franchise, does expressly reserve at no cost to the county the right and 
privilege of installing and maintaining four communication circuits upon any poles 
or in any communication conduit erected or placed by virtue of the franchise. The 
county may use the circuits for maintaining a communication, control and fire- 
alarm service in the dispatch of county business; and all such poles erected or 
conduits laid under the authority of the franchise shall be erected and laid in such a 
manner as to leave sufficient space for the proper accommodation of the four 
circuits to be installed and maintained by the county. The grantee of a franchise 
shall have no responsibility or liability for the installation, maintenance or opera- 
tion of such circuits by the county, nor shall the grantee have any responsibility to 
avoid inductive interference or induced voltages in any such circuits. The grantee 
shall not be obligated to continue to maintain said poles or conduits for the use of 
the county after the time that the grantee has no further use therefor. 

B. The county shall install and maintain its telephone or telegraph circuits 
in accordance with Public Utilities Commission General Order 95, or other current 
standards set by the Public Utilities Commission for similar installations. (Ord. 
7468 Art. 1 § 152, 1959.) 

16.38.270 Franchise area — All facilities subject to franchise conditions. All 

facilities erected, constructed, laid, operated or maintained by the grantee in 
highways, including services connected with the grantee's facilities, whether 
installed by the grantee or not, in the area described in and by virtue of the authority 
provided by the ordinance granting the franchise, prior to the effective date of said 

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ordinance, except those maintained under prior right other than franchise, shall 
become subject to all the terms and conditions of such ordinance upon such 
effective date. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 132, 1959.) 

16.38.280 Attachment of facilities to bridges or other county structures. A 

franchise does not give the grantee the right to attach any pipe, conduit or other 
facility to any bridge or other county structure. Such attachments shall be made 
only in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 16.74 of this code, as now 
existing or hereafter amended or superseded. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 153, 1959.) 

16.38.290 Authority to acquire grantee's works, property and rights. The 

grantor and its successor in authority, including any city now existing or hereafter 
formed in the territory included in any franchise, shall have the right at any time 
during the term of the franchise, and after five years from the effective date of the 
ordinance granting the franchise, to acquire the works, property and rights of the 
grantee (if such grantee is not a public utility under the jurisdiction of the Public 
Utilities Commission), or any portion thereof constructed, acquired or operated 
under the franchise upon making reasonable compensation therefor. (Ord. 7468 
Art. 1 § 126, 1959.) 

16.38.300 Highway facilities — Jurisdiction of cities or other public 
entities. If any highway or portion thereof comes under the jurisdiction of any city 
or public entity, so long as the facilities of the grantee are maintained in such 
highway or such portion thereof under the authorization of the franchise, except for 
such rights as by law remain with the county, the city or public entity shall succeed 
to all rights reserved to the county by the franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 122, 1959.) 

16.38.310 Highway facilities — State succeeds to all rights when. A. If any 

highway or portion thereof becomes a state highway, except for the right to continue 
to collect franchise payments and such other rights as by law remain with the 
county, the state shall succeed to all rights reserved to the county by the franchise; 
but this provision shall not preclude the grantee from receiving reimbursement for 
the relocation of its facilities if and to the extent otherwise lawfully entitled thereto. 

B. This section applies to any highway or portion thereof which becomes a 
state highway in which the grantee maintains its facilities under the authorization 
of the franchise at the time such highway or such portion thereof becomes a state 
highway, whether at such time it is under the jurisdiction of the county, or of a city 
or of any public entity. 

C. This section does not require any change of location in a state highway 
for a temporary purpose. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 121, 1959.) 

16.38.320 Construction, operation and maintenance regulations. All facili- 
ties erected, constructed, laid, operated or maintained under the provisions of the 
franchise shall be erected, constructed, laid, operated or maintained in accordance 
with and conforming to all the ordinances, codes, rules and regulations now or 
hereafter adopted or prescribed by the board, and shall be of first class and standard 
material and subject to the approval of any duly authorized representative of the 
board unless otherwise provided in the ordinance granting the franchise. In case of 
public utilities subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of the 

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state of California, the rules, regulations and orders of the Public Utilities Commis- 
sion shall govern whenever any conflict may exist between them and the ordi- 
nances, codes, rules and regulations adopted or prescribed by the board. (Ord. 7468 
Art. 1 § 137, 1959.) 

16.38.330 Completion of work — - Extension of time permitted when. 

Whenever the provisions of this Division 3, or the ordinance granting the franchise 
requires the grantee to take any action or perform and complete any work within a 
specified time, and the grantee is prevented from taking such action or performing 
or completing such work by reason of conditions or delays beyond the reasonable 
control of the grantee, the time for taking such action or performing or completing 
such work shall be extended by the time the grantee was so prevented. This section 
does not apply to the making of the annual payments required herein and in the 
ordinance granting the franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 151, 1959.) 

1638.340 Excavation permit — Prerequisite to commencement of work — 
Exceptions. Where the provisions of Ordinance 3597, the highway permit ordi- 
nance codified in Division I of this Title 16, or the provisions of whatever supersed- 
ing or supplementary ordinance shall be in force at the time, require the issuance of 
an excavation permit, the grantee shall not commence any excavation work under 
the franchise until it shall have obtained such permit, except in cases of emergency 
affecting public health, safety or welfare, or the preservation of life or property, in 
which case the grantee shall apply for such permit not later than the next business 
day. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 134, 1959.) 

16.38.350 Excavation permit — For pipelines carrying flammable sub- 
stances — Issuance conditions. A. Prior to the issuance of any excavation permit for 
the construction or installation of any pipeline for the transmission of flammable 
liquids or gases, which are heavier than air, approval shall be obtained from the 
forester and firewarden of the county. Such approval shall be based on the deter- 
mination that no undue fire hazard will be created to life or property in the areas 
through which the proposed pipeline will be located. To make such determination, 
consideration shall be given to: 

1. Type of commodity to be transmitted; 

2. Density of population or structural development in the area 
through which such pipeline will be located; 

3. Adequacy of water supplies for fire control purposes; 

4. Extent of available public fire protection facilities; 

5. Number and location of shut-off valves in line. 

B. Such review and approval shall be confined only to that pipeline or 
portion of a pipeline for which such excavation permit has been applied. (Ord. 7468 
Art. 1 § 154, 1959.) 

16.38.360 Highway facilities — Construction and repair procedures. The 

work of erecting, constructing, laying, replacing, repairing or removing facilities 
authorized under the provisions of this Division 3 in, upon, over, under, along or 
across any highway shall be conducted with as little hindrance as practicable to the 
use of the highway for purpose of travel; and as soon as the erecting, constructing, 
laying, replacing, repairing or removing of any of said facilities is completed, all 
portions of the highway which have been excavated or otherwise injured thereby 

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shall be placed in as good condition as the same was before erecting, constructing, 
laying, replacing, repairing or, removing of the facilities, to the satisfaction of the 
road commissioner; and the grantee shall be responsible to the county and shall 
save the county, its officers and employees, free and harmless from all damages or 
liability arising from any damage or injury suffered by any person by reason of any 
excavation or obstruction being improperly guarded during said work, or the 
failure of the grantee to properly perform, maintain or protect any phase of the 
work. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 138, 1959.) 

16.38.370 Mains and other facilities — Depth of installation. Unless special 
circumstances make it impossible or not feasible and the road commissioner so 
finds: 

A. All mains laid under the franchise, except electrical conduits, shall be 
laid and maintained not less than 30 inches below the gutter grade unless the 
grantee files a written statement that no service connection will be made to any 
portion of the upper half of such main, in which case the main may be not less than 
24 inches below the gutter grade. 

B. All other facilities, including electrical conduits and service connections 
laid under the franchise, shall be laid and maintained not less than 24 inches below 
the gutter grade. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 135, 1959.) 

16.38.380 Improvement of highway surface — Notice to grantee — Time for 
installation of facilities. A. The county reserves the right for itself, for all cities and 
public entities which are now or may be later established, to improve the surface of 
any highway over which the franchise is granted, upon written notice that the 
grantor intends to improve any such highway within the territory covered by the 
franchise, and requests that the grantee erect, install, lay or construct beneath the 
surface of the highway the facilities which at that time are known or believed by the 
grantee to be necessary or convenient to serve its needs and those of the public in 
the foreseeable future; the grantee shall commence such work on or before the date 
specified in such written notice and request, which date shall be not less than 30 
days from receipt of such written notice and request, and diligently prosecute such 
work to completion. 

B. After the completion of such highway improvements by the grantor, the 
right of the grantee to lay or construct facilities in, under or through the improved 
surface of the highway or portion of the highway under the franchise shall be subject 
to such additional terms and conditions as the road commissioner may impose to 
minimize any damage to such improved surface. 

C. As to franchises granted for railroad tracks, the applicable rules, regula- 
tions and orders of the Public Utilities Commission shall govern whenever any 
conflict may exist between them and the terms and conditions which may be 
imposed upon the grantee bv the road commissioner. (Ord. 12420 § 11, 1981: Ord. 
7468 Art. 1 § 145, 1959.) 

16.38.390 Maintenance and protection of facilities following other improve- 
ments. A. If the county, city or public entity constructs or maintains any storm 
drain, sewer structure or other facility or improvement under or across any facility 
of the grantee maintained pursuant to this Division 3, the grantee shall provide, at 
no expense to the county, city or public entity, such support as shall be reasonably 
required to support, maintain and protect grantee's facility. 

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B. This section shall not relieve any contractor of liability arising from 
violation of any law, ordinance or regulation, or from negligence which may 
proximately cause injuries to any of grantee's facilities. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 143, 
1959.) 

16.38.400 Defective facilities in highways — Repair requirements and 
costs. If any portion of any highway shall be damaged by reason of defective 
facilities laid or constructed under the franchise, the grantee shall, at its own 
expense, repair any such defect and put such highway in as good condition as it was 
before such damage was incurred, to the satisfaction of the road commissioner. If 
the grantee, within 10 days after receipt of written notice from the road commis- 
sioner instructing it to repair such damage, fails to commence to comply with such 
instructions, or, thereafter, fails diligently to prosecute such work to completion, 
then the road commissioner immediately may do whatever work is necessary to 
carry out said instructions at the cost and expense of the grantee, which cost and 
expense, by the acceptance of the franchise, the grantee agrees to pay upon demand. 
If such damage constitutes an immediate danger to public health or safety requiring 
the immediate repair thereof, the road commissioner, without notice, may repair 
such damage and the grantee agrees to pay the reasonable costs thereof upon 
demand. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 146, 1959.) 

16.38.410 Highway grade, width of location — County changes authorized. 

The county reserves the right to change the grade, to change the width, or to alter or 
change the location of any highway over which the franchise is granted. (Ord. 7468 
Art. 1 § 139, 1959.) 

16.38.420 Relocation of facilities — Regulations generally. If any of the 

facilities heretofore or hereafter erected, constructed, installed or maintained by the 
grantee pursuant to the franchise on, along, upon, over, in, under or across any 
highway are located in a manner which prevents or interferes with the change of 
grade, traffic needs, operation, maintenance, improvement, repair, construction, 
reconstruction, widening, alteration or relocation of the highway, the grantee shall 
relocate permanently or temporarily any such facility at no expense to the county, 
city or public entity upon receipt of a written request from the road commissioner 
to do so, and shall commence such work on or before the date specified in such 
written request, which date shall be not less than 30 days from receipt of such 
written request, and thereafter diligently prosecute such work to completion; 
provided, however, if such highway is subsequently constituted a state highway, 
thereafter and so long as such highway remains a state highway, no such change of 
location shall be required for a temporary purpose. (Ord. 12420 § 9, 1981: Ord. 7468 
Art. 1 § 140, 1959.) 

16.38.430 Relocation of facilities — Liability determined separately. 

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Division 3, liability for the relocation 
of facilities necessitated by change of grade, traffic needs, operation, maintenance, 
improvement, repair, construction, reconstruction, widening, alteration or reloca- 
tion of freeways shall be determined separately in each individual franchise. (Ord. 
7468 Art. 1 § 141, 1959.) 

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16.38.440 Relocation of facilities — Following other authorized, conflicting 
installations — Conditions. The county reserves the right for itself, for all cities and 
public entities which are now or may later be established, to lay, construct, repair, 
alter, relocate and maintain subsurface or other facilities or improvements of any 
type or description in a governmental but not proprietary capacity within the 
highways over which the franchise is granted. If the county or city or other public 
entity finds that the location or relocation of such facilities or improvements 
conflicts with the facilities laid, constructed or maintained under the franchise, 
whether such facilities were laid before or after the facilities of the county or such 
city or such public entity were laid, the grantee of such franchise shall, at no expense 
to the county or city or public entity, on or before the date specified in a written 
request from the road commissioner, which date shall be not less than 30 days after 
the receipt of such notice and request to do so, commence work to change the 
location, either permanently or temporarily, of all facilities so conflicting with such 
improvements to a permanent or temporary location in said highways to be 
approved by the road commissioner, and thereafter diligently prosecute such work 
to completion. If such highway is subsequently constituted a state highway, while it 
remains a state highway the rights of the state of California shall be as provided as in 
Section 680 of its Streets and Highways Code. (Ord. 12420 § 10, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 
1 § 142, 1959.) 

16.38.450 Relocation of facilities — County to perform work when — Costs. 

A. If the grantee, after reasonable notice, fails or refuses to relocate permanently or 
temporarily its facilities located in, on, upon, along, under, over, across or above 
any highway, or to pave, surface, grade, repave, resurface or regrade as required 
pursuant to any provision of the franchise, the county, city or public entity may 
cause the work to be done, and shall keep an itemized account of the entire cost 
thereof, and the grantee shall hold harmless the county, its officers and employees 
from any liability which may arise or be claimed to arise from the moving, cutting 
or alteration of any of the grantee's facilities, or the turning on or off of water, oil or 
other liquid, gas or electricity. 

B. The grantee agrees to, and shall, reimburse the county, city or public 
entity for such cost within 30 days after presentation to the said grantee of an 
itemized account of such turning on. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 144, 1959.) 

16.38.460 Relocation of facilities — State freeway restrictions. Nothing in 
this chapter shall require the grantee to relocate its facilities in a state freeway to any 
greater extent than otherwise obligated to do, if at all. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 155, 1959.) 

16.38.470 Abandoning facilities — Terms and conditions. The road com- 
missioner, upon such terms and conditions as he may see fit to impose, may give 
the grantee of the franchise permission to abandon, without removing, any facility 
laid, erected, constructed, operated or maintained under the franchise. The length 
of any such facility abandoned with such permission shall not be considered in 
calculating payments due under the franchise except for the time prior to the 
effective date of such permission. Nothing contained in the franchise shall be 
construed to permit the grantee any right to omit from its annual reports, if such 
reports are required, and from the calculation of its franchise payments the length 
of any abandoned facility of grantee except in the manner aforesaid. Unless such 
permission is granted, the grantee shall remove all abandoned facilities within 90 

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days after such abandonment, and shall restore the highway to its former state at the 
time such facilities were removed, as near as may be, so as not to impair its 
usefulness. (Ord. 7468 Art. 1 § 150, 1959.) 

16.38.480 Abandoning facilities — Road commissioner authority. 

Whenever in any ordinance heretofore adopted granting a franchise it is provided 
that the board of supervisors may give the grantee or assignee of the franchise 
permission to abandon in place without removing any facility laid, erected, con- 
structed, operated or maintained under the franchise, the road commissioner also, 
upon such terms and conditions as he may see fit to impose, may grant such 
permission if he finds that such abandonment, subject to the terms and conditions 
imposed, if any, will not tend to injure the highway or pavement thereof Such 
permission, by the road commissioner, shall have the same force and effect as 
permission by the board of supervisors. (Ord. 7708 § 1, I960.) 

1638.490 Abandoning facilities — Effect of application for permission. 

Application by the grantee or assignee of a franchise to the road commissioner for 
permission to abandon any such facility shall lie deemed an acceptance of the offer 
made by Sections 16.38.460 and 16.38,470 to amend the ordinance granting the 
franchise and such ordinance shall be deemed so amended. (Ord. 7708 § 2, 1960.) 



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Chapter 16.40 
EXISTING FRANCHISES 

Sections: 

1 6.40.0 1 Rights granted by earlier ordinances inoperative when. 

1 6.40.020 Payments to county determined under new franchises. 

1 6.40.030 Facilities maintained under terms of new franchises. 

16.40.010 Rights granted by earlier ordinances inoperative when. If the 

franchise granted grants all or any of the rights and privileges owned by the grantee 
by reason of any existing franchises owned in whole or in part by the grantee, from 
and after the effective date of the ordinance granting the new franchise, such 
existing franchises, to the extent that the new franchise grants the same rights, and 
to the extent of the grantee's interest therein, shall become inoperative as to all 
unincorporated territory within the county, except as to highways which, upon the 
effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, are included within the 
highway system of the state of California as state highways, saving, however, to the 
county the right to recover from the grantee any and all sums due under the terms of 
such superseded franchises arising prior to the effective date of the ordinance 
granting the franchise. (Ord. 10915 § 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 7468 Art. 20 § 2001, 1959.) 

16.40.020 Payments to county determined under new franchises. 

Notwithstanding the provisions of such superseded or partially superseded fran- 
chises, the respective amounts of the payments to be made to the county there- 
under, as to such state highways on and after the effective date of the ordinance 
granting the new franchise, shall be determined in the same manner as payments 
are determined under such new franchise. (Ord. 10915 § 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 7468 
Art. 20 § 2002, 1959.) 

16.40.030 Facilities maintained under terms of new franchises. Except as 
otherwise provided in this chapter, all facilities maintained by the grantee in 
highways under the terms of such superseded or partially superseded franchises, to 
the extent that such superseded or partially superseded franchises apply to the 
unincorporated territory of the county, upon the effective date of the ordinance 
granting the new franchise, shall be maintained under and pursuant to the terms of 
such new franchise. (Ord. 10915 § 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 7468 Art. 20 § 2003, 1959.) 



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Chapter 16.42 
AIRPORT PROTECTION 

Sections: 

1 6.42.0 1 Airport defined. 

1 6.42.020 Applicability of chapter provisions. 

1 6.42.030 Construction — Restrictions near aircraft landing areas. 

1 6.42.040 Construction — Plan submittal — County engineer authority. 

1 6.42.050 Exemptions to chapter applicability. 

1 6.42.060 Existing structures — Changes not required when. 

16.42.070 Structures built after date of franchise — Changes not 
required when. 

16.42.010 Airport defined. A. As used in this chapter, "airport" means any: 

1. Publicly owned airport; 

2. Privately owned airport from which military aircraft are permitted 
to operate and which is of significant military importance as determined by the 
Department of Defense of the United States; 

3. Privately owned airport which is used as a landing area by sched- 
uled commercial airlines certified by the Civil Aeronautics Board or by commercial 
airlines operating under a valid certificate issued by the Civil Aeronautics Admin- 
istration or by the federal agencies having jurisdiction over such matters. 

B. "Airport" does not include any other airport. (Ord. 7468 Art. 9 § 901, 
1959.) 

16.42.020 Applicability of chapter provisions. This chapter applies to every 
airport located within the area covered by the franchise, and every airport within 
the county, the exterior boundary of the aircraft landing area of which is within two 
miles of such franchise area, except that if the franchise is a blanket franchise 
covering all the unincorporated territory of the county, then this chapter applies to 
all airports within the county, including both incorporated and unincorporated 
territory. (Ord. 7468 Art. 9 § 902, 1959.) 

16.42.030 Construction — Restrictions near aircraft landing areas. Unless 
the ordinance granting the franchise specifically otherwise provides, one of the 
conditions of every franchise granted after March 6, 1959, the effective date of the 
ordinance codified in this chapter, shall be that, after the effective date of the 
ordinance granting the franchise, the grantee shall not construct any structure of 
any kind other than office buildings and residential buildings, whether such struc- 
ture is constructed or maintained pursuant to such franchise or otherwise, in the 
vicinity of the exterior boundary of an aircraft landing area of any airport, as 
defined in this chapter, in such a location with respect to such airport or airports 
and at such height as to constitute an obstruction to air navigation, as an obstruc- 
tion is defined in accordance with the United States Civil Aeronautics Administra- 
tion Technical Standard Order N.18, as now or hereafter amended, or by any 
corresponding rules or regulations of the United States Civil Aeronautics Admin- 
istration. (Ord. 7468 Art. 9 § 903, 1959.) 

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16.42.040 Construction — Plan submittal — County engineer authority. 

The grantee shall submit to the county engineer one copy of plans and specifica- 
tions for construction of any structure within two miles of any exterior boundary of 
an aircraft landing area of an airport, as defined in this chapter, except an office 
building or residential building, before construction is commenced. The county 
engineer, within 15 days after receipt of the said plans and specifications, shall 
notify the grantee as to his approval of the location and height of the proposed 
construction, or disapproval in the event the said construction is not in compliance 
with this chapter. (Ord. 7468 Art. 9 § 904, 1959.) 

16.42.050 Exemptions to chapter applicability. This chapter does not apply 
to the following: 

A. In cases in which the franchise requires the grantee to relocate, modify, 
rearrange or change any facility erected, constructed, installed or maintained by the 
grantee pursuant to the franchise, the grantee may make such relocation, modifica- 
tion, rearrangement or change so long as the height thereof is not increased; or, if an 
increase in height is required by any ordinance, statute, rule or regulation or by such 
relocation, modification, rearrangement or change, such increase is not greater 
than so required. 

B. Whenever the grantee finds it necessary to repair, alter, improve or 
replace any structure, whether erected, constructed, installed or maintained pur- 
suant to the franchise, or otherwise, except an office or residential building, the 
grantee shall have the right to make any such repair, alteration, improvement, 
replacement or addition so long as the height thereof is not increased. (Ord. 7468 
Art. 9 § 905, 1959.) 

16.42.060 Existing structures — Changes not required when. This chapter 
does not require the grantee to reroute, remove, relocate, rearrange, modify, alter, 
change, reconstruct or place underground any structure maintained pursuant to the 
franchise, or otherwise, upon the effective date of the ordinance granting the 
franchise, should it at any time be determined that any such work constitutes an 
obstruction to air navigation. (Ord. 7468 Art. 9 § 906, 1959.) 

16.42.070 Structures built after date of franchise — Changes not required 
when. This chapter does not require the grantee to reroute, remove, relocate, 
rearrange, modify, alter, change, reconstruct or place underground any structure 
maintained pursuant to the franchise, or otherwise, constructed after the effective 
date of the ordinance granting the franchise, which becomes an obstruction to air 
navigation if such structure was not an obstruction to air navigation at the time of 
its construction. (Ord. 7468 Art. 9 § 907, 1959.) 



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Chapter 16.44 
ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS' 

Sections: 

1 6.44.0 1 Additional terms and conditions. 

1 6.44.020 Report — To auditor-controller. 

1 6.44.030 Annual payments to county. 

1 6.44.040 Report — To road commissioner — Contents — 

Construction charge payment required when. 

1 6.44.050 Service connections. 

16.44.010 Additional terms and conditions. Every franchise granted by the 
county after March 6, 1959, for the period covered by the franchise, to erect, 
construct, operate, alter, maintain and use any electric distribution and transmis- 
sion system consisting of poles, towers, crossarms, conduits, manholes, vaults, 
cables, wires, transformers, switches and other equipment, appliances and appurte- 
nances, including communication circuits, for the purpose of conducting, transmit- 
ting and distributing electricity and electrical energy for light, heat and power 
purposes, and for any and all other purposes for which electricity can be used, on, 
along, upon, over, in, under and across the highways within the county, except as 
otherwise provided in the ordinance granting the franchise, shall be granted subject 
to the following terms and conditions in addition to such of the general terms and 
conditions of Chapter 16.38 as are incorporated by reference in the ordinance 
granting the franchise, and in addition to the terms and conditions set forth in the 
ordinance granting the franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 8 § 801, 1959.) 

16.44.020 Report — To auditor-controller. The grantee, during the life of the 
franchise, shall prepare and file with the county auditor-controller a franchise 
report, as provided in Section 16.38.190 of this Division 3. (Ord. 7468 Art. 8 § 802, 
1959.) 

16.44.030 Annual payments to county. The grantee, during the life of the 
franchise, shall make annual payments to the county as provided in Section 
16.38.140 of this Division 3. (Ord. 7468 Art. 8 § 803, 1959.) 

16.44.040 Report — To road commissioner — Contents — Construction 
charge payment required when. Within 90 days after the expiration of each fran- 
chise report period, the grantee shall file with the road commissioner an annual 
report in triplicate, showing the permit number of each permit obtained for the 
installation of any and all new underground conduits, cables or other facilities 
during the immediately preceding franchise report period, together with the length 
and size of such new underground conduits, cables or facilities installed. On this 
report, the grantee shall show any change in the franchise footage since the last 
franchise report period, segregating such footage as to new facilities installed, old 
facilities removed, old facilities abandoned in place, and the footage of facilities 
installed in territory annexed or incorporated. In addition to the annual payment 
required by Section 16.38.140, the grantee shall pay an initial construction charge 
calculated at the rate of $ 100.00 per mile or fraction thereof, for all new under- 
ground conduits, cables or facilities installed during the franchise report period. 

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With the report required by Section 16.38.190, the grantee shall file the report 
required by this section, accompanied by both the annual payment, if any, and the 
initial construction charge, if any. (Ord. 7468 Art. 8 § 804, 1959.) 

16.44.050 Service connections. The grantee shall have the right, during the 
term of the franchise and subject to the terms and conditions thereof, to make 
service connections with all property adjoining said highways or any of them, and 
to furnish and distribute electricity for any purpose through said facilities to all the 
unincorporated territory adjacent thereto. (Ord. 7468 Art. 8 § 805, 1959.) 



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Chapter 16.46 
ELECTRIC MOTOR COACHES 

Sections: 

16.46.010 Additional terms and conditions. 
16.46.020 Annual payments to county. 
1 6.46.030 Failure to use facilities constitutes abandonment — 
Exceptions — Removal requirements. 

16.46.010 Additional terms and conditions. Every franchise granted by the 
county after March 6, 1959, to construct, erect, maintain, repair, renew and use a 
system of poles, cables, wires and conduits for the transmission of electrical energy 
to be used for the propulsion of electric motor coaches upon, over or along any 
highways, except as otherwise provided in the ordinance granting the franchise, 
shall be granted subject to the following terms and conditions in addition to such of 
the general terms and conditions of Chapter 16.38 of this Division 3 as are 
incorporated by reference in the ordinance granting the franchise, and in addition 
to those terms and conditions set forth in the ordinance granting the franchise. 
(Ord. 7468 Art. 4 § 401, 1959.) 

16.46.020 Annual payments to county. The grantee, during the life of the 
franchise, shall make annual payments to the countv as provided in Section 
16.38.140 of this Division 3. (Ord. 7468 Art. 4 § 402, 1959.) 

16.46.030 Failure to use facilities constitutes abandonment — Exceptions 
— Removal requirements. A. Failure to use the poles and overhead construction 
under franchise to maintain a regularly scheduled service for a period of six months 
shall constitute abandonment of the franchise, unless: 

1. The board, by order or resolution entered in its minutes, or by 
ordinance, consents to such non-use; or 

2. Such failure is caused by strikes, acts of God, or other causes 
beyond reasonable control of the grantee. 

B. In the event of abandonment, lapse or expiration of the franchise, or 
termination of the franchise by the board for noncompliance, the grantee shall 
remove all of its facilities from the highway. The grantee shall perform all of the 
work within six months from the date of abandonment, lapse, expiration or 
termination of the franchise. Such work shall be done at no cost to the county, and 
shall be done to the satisfaction of the road commissioner. (Ord. 7468 Art. 4 § 403, 
1959.) 



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Cliapter 16.48 
RAILROAD TRACKS" 

Sections: 

1 6.48.0 1 Additional terms and conditions — Definitions. 

1 6.48.020 Franchise prerequisite to permit under Division 1 provisions. 

1 6.48.030 Annual payments to county for track. 

1 6.48.040 Granting fee for initial franchise, change or renewal. 

1 6.48.050 Connections with installed tracks — Cost agreement. 

1 6.48.060 Construction time — Delay forfeits franchise when. 

1 6.48.070 Flumes, aqueducts and culverts. 

1 6.48.080 Support of track during construction of other facilities. 

1 6.48.090 E*aving or improvement of highways — County rights 

reserved. 

1 6.48. 1 00 Warning and protective devices — Expense apportionment. 

1 6.48. 1 1 Highway crossings — Blocking restrictions. 

1 6.48. 1 20 Use restrictions. 

1 6.48. 1 30 Failure to use track deemed abandonment when — Removal 

procedures. 

16.48.010 Additional terms and conditions — Deflnitions. A. Every fran- 
chise granted by the county after October 1, 1981, to lay, construct, operate, 
maintain, replace, repair and remove railroad' tracks and their appurtenances, 
upon, on, along or across any highways, except as otherwise provided in the 
ordinance granting the franchise, shall be granted subject to the following terms and 
conditions in addition to such of the general terms and conditions of Chapter 16.38 
as are incorporated by reference in the ordinance granting the franchise, and in 
addition to those terms and conditions set forth in the ordinance granting the 
franchise. As used in this chapter, the term "railroad track" shall also include main, 
branch, side, switching and spur track. Unless otherwise specifically indicated in 
this chapter or in the ordinance granting the franchise, the term "spur tracks" shall 
also include drill or team track. (Ord. 12420 § 14, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 201, 1959.) 

16.48.020 Franchise prerequisite to permit under Division 1 provisions. The 

franchise gives the grantee the legal right to obtain a permit to do the work covered 
by the franchise under Ordinance 3597, codified in Division 1 of this title, as now 
existing or hereafter amended, and as codified in Division 1 of this title, if the 
grantee complies with all such Division 1 provisions. (Ord. 12420 § 2 (part) 1981; 
Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 206, 1959.) 

16.48.030 Annual payments to county for track. The grantee shall pay to the 
county during the life of the franchise, for each and every year, including the year of 
granting the franchise, an annual fee of $ 100.00 per track, plus $ 1.00 per foot of track 
in excess of 100 feet. Each track shall be considered a separate unit for this purpose. 
The fee due under this section subsequent to the year of granting of the franchise 
shall be due and pavable on the first dav of January of each calendar year. (Ord. 
12420 § 3, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 209, i959.) 

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16.48.040 Granting fee for initial franchise, change or renewal. In the case of 
the grant of an initial franchise or a grant of a franchise which changes, renews or 
continues a previously granted franchise, the grantee shall pay to the county within 
60 days after the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, as considera- 
tion for the franchise, a granting fee as follows: 

A. Renewal or continuation of existing franchise without change in fran- 
chise area: $500.00; 

B. Initial grant of franchise or change in area of previously granted fran- 
chise; $1,000.00. (Ord. 12420 § 4, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 210, 1959.) 

16.48.050 Connections with installed tracks — Cost agreement. A. Subject 
to applicable federal and state regulations, the franchise is granted upon the express 
agreement, understanding and condition that the grantee shall and will permit any 
person owning any warehouse, factory, business, industry or enterprise to connect 
with the private track, tracks or railroad connected with the railroad of the grantee, 
and to use the same for the transportation and delivery of any and all cars upon 
payment to the party or parties incurring the primary expense of such private track, 
tracks or railroad of a reasonable proportion of the cost thereof to be determined by 
mutual agreement by and between the interested parties, and if said interested 
parties are unable to agree, to be determined by the Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion or the Public Utilities Commission of the state of California, as appropriate, 
after notice to the interested parties and a hearing thereof; provided, that such 
connection and use can be made without unreasonable interference with the rights 
of the party or parties incurring such primary expense. 

B. This section is applicable only to franchises granted for drill tracks. 
(Ord. 12420 §§ 2 (part) and 20, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 208, 1959.) 

16.48.060 Construction time — Delay forfeits franchise when. The work of 
constructing the railroad track shall be commenced in good faith within not more 
than four months from the date of the granting of the authorization to construct by 
the Public Utilities Commission or as extended by order of such Commission, and 
shall be continuously prosecuted thereafter in good faith and without unnecessary 
or avoidable intermission or delay: the work of construction shall be completed 
within not more than one year thereafter; and if the work be not so commenced, 
prosecuted or completed within the time or in the manner specified, the franchise 
shall be forfeited; provided, that for good cause shown, the board, by order or 
resolution entered into its minutes, or by ordinance, may consent to a modification 
of this provision. (Ord. 12420 §§ 2 (part) and 22, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 212, 1959.) 

16.48.070 Flumes, aqueducts and culverts. The grantee shall, at no expense 
or cost to the county, city or public entity, construct all necessary flumes, aqueducts 
and culverts for the free passage of water under the tracks of said roadbed and make 
all drainage surveys wherever and whenever necessary; and all such flumes, aque- 
ducts and culverts, and all curves, turnouts and switches shall be constructed in 
accordance with the terms and conditions of the Highway Permit Ordinance, 
codified at Division 1 of this title, and the Standard Specifications for Public Works 
Construction. (Ord. 12420 §§ 2 (pan) and 16, 1981: Ord. 9329 § 2 (part), 1967: Ord. 
7468 Art. 2 § 203, 1959.) 

16.48.080 Support of track during construction of other facilities. In the 

event it is necessary to construct or maintain any storm drain, sewer or other 

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structure under or along the railroad track for which the franchise is granted, the 
grantee shall support and maintain its structures at its own expense during the 
period of construction or maintenance, subject to appropriate Public Utilities 
Commission regulations. (Ord. 12420 §§ 2 (part) and 18, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 
205, 1959.) 

16.48.090 Paving or improvement of highways — County rights reserved. 

The board, in granting the franchise, expressly reserves the right to pave, mac- 
adamize, oil, gravel or otherwise improve or renew any of the highways crossed by 
the railroad track, or to lay gas or water lines, sewers, storm drains or other 
structures therein, said work to be done so as to affect the railroad track as little as 
practicable. This section does not supersede, modify or limit in any way any 
provision of Chapter 16.38 of this title or the application of any such provision to 
this chapter. (Ord. 12420 §§ 2 (part) and 17, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 204, 1959.) 

16.48.100 Warning and protective devices — Expense apportionment. If, 

either before or after the granting of a franchise for a railroad track, the grantee of 
such franchise and the county, or a city, or a public entity, enter into a contract as to 
how the costs or expenses, or both, arising from the erection or maintenance, or 
both, of warning or protective devices authorized or ordered by the Public Utilities 
Commission of the state of California, or the permanent or temporary relocation of 
any facilities, shall be apportioned to or between the parties while such contract is in 
effect, the terms thereof shall control. (Ord. 12420 §§ 2 (part) and 23, 1981: Ord. 
7468 Art. 2 §213, 1959.) 

16.48.110 Highway crossings — Blocking restrictions. Subject to applicable 
Public Utilities Commission regulations, in the event it becomes necessary for 
trains to stand on that portion of a track in a highway crossing for longer than 10 
consecutive minutes, the trains shall be broken and the cars separated at such 
highways to permit the full use of the highways by vehicles and pedestrians. (Ord. 
12420 §§ 2 (part) and 19, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 207, 1959.) 

16.48.120 Use restrictions. The spur track to be laid and constructed under 
the franchise shall be used exclusively for the purpose of connecting warehouses, 
factories, businesses, industries or enterprises with the railroad line operated by the 
grantee, or its successors or assigns, or as a "team track" for the general unloading, 
and the track of such spur track shall be used for the transportation of freight only. 
(Ord. 12420 § 15, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 202, 1959.) 

16.48.130 Failure to use track deemed abandonment when — Removal 

. procedures. A. Failure to use the spur track for a continuous period of six months 

shall constitute an abandonment of the said spur track. 30 days after notice of the 

grantee of such abandonment, the franchise and all rights and privileges granted 

thereunder shall be deemed to be null and void, unless: 

1. The board by order or resolution entered in its minutes, or by 
ordinance, consents to such non-use; or 

2. Such failure is caused by strikes, acts of God, or other causes 
beyond reasonable control of the grantee. 

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B. In the event of abandonment, lapse or expiration of the franchise, or 
termination of the franchise by the board for noncompliance, the grantee shall 
remove all rails, ties, poles and appurtenances from the highway, and shall recon- 
struct the pavement and other highway improvements adjacent to the tracks so that 
the work done shall join and be continuous with the work done in adjoining 
portions of the highway. The grantee shall perform all of the work within six months 
from the termination of the franchise. Such work shall be done at no cost to the 
county, and shall be done to the satisfaction of the road commissioner. 

C. This section is applicable only to franchises granted for spur tracks, and 
not drill or team tracks. (Ord. 12420 §§ 2 (part) and 21, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 2 § 21 1, 
1959.) 



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Chapter 16.50 
STREET RAILWAYS 

Sections: 

16.50.010 Additional terms and conditions. 

1 6.50.020 Maintenance of highway by tracks — Requirements generally. 

1 6.50.030 Maintenance of highway by tracks — Conformity with 

county changes. 
1 6.50.040 Warning and protective devices. 
1 6.50.050 Failure to maintain service — Franchise abandonment 

conditions — Removal of facilities. 
1 6.50.060 Annual payments to county. 

16.50.010 Additional terms and conditions. A. Every franchise granted by 
the county after October 1, 1981, to lay construct, operate, maintain, replace repair 
and remove street railway tracks and their appurtenances, including ties, poles, 
wires and cables in, under, upon, over, along or across any highways, except as 
otherwise provided in the ordinance granting the franchise, shall be granted subject 
to the following terms and conditions in addition to such of the general terms and 
conditions of Chapter 16.38 as are incorporated by reference in the ordinance 
granting the franchise, and in addition to those terms and conditions set forth in the 
ordinance granting the franchise. 

B. This chapter shall not be applicable to franchises granted under Chapter 
16.48 of this Division 3. (Ord. 12420 § 24, 1981: Ord. 7468 Art. 3 § 301, 1959.) 

16.50.020 Maintenance of highway by tracks — Requirements generally. 

The grantee shall, at its own expense and cost, maintain the pavement of the 
highway between the tracks and for two feet on each side thereof with the same 
material used by the county and under the same specifications and in the same or 
similar manner as upon the highways over which the lines run. or of a material and 
under specifications approved by the road commissioner, and shall keep the same 
constantly so paved, improved and in repair, flush with the highway, and shall 
make the roadbed conform at all times to the established grade of the highways. 
(Ord. 7468 .Art. 3 § 302, 1959.) 

16.50.030 Maintenance of highway by tracks — Conformity with county 
changes. Should the grade or alignment of the highway or type of paving thereon be 
changed by the county at any time during the life of the franchise, the grantee shall, 
at its own cost and expense, make the necessary alterations or additions to cause its 
line and the pavement thereon to conform in all respects to the grade, alignment 
and type of pavement adopted by the county. (Ord. 7468 Art. 3 § 303, 1959.) 

16.50.040 Warning and protective devices. The grantee shall erect or con- 
struct and maintain, at its own expense and without cost to the county, all warning 
and protective devices authorized or ordered by the Public Utilities Commission of 
the state of California, for the protection of traffic in connection with the street 
railway svstem authorized by the ordinance granting the franchise. (Ord. 7468 Art. 
3 § 304, 1959.) 

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16.50.050 Failure to maintain service — Franchise abandonment conditions 
— Removal of facilities. A. Failure to maintain regularly scheduled service on the 
lines under franchise for a period of six months shall constitute abandonment of the 
franchise, unless: 

1. The board by order or resolution entered in its minutes, or by 
ordinance, consents to non-use; or 

2. Such failure is caused by strikes, acts of God, or other causes 
beyond reasonable control of the grantee. 

B. In the event of abandonment, lapse or expiration of the franchise, or 
termination of the franchise by the board for noncompliance, the grantee shall 
remove all rails, ties, poles and appurtenances from the highway, and shall recon- 
struct the pavement and other highway improvements adjacent to the tracks so that 
the work shall join and be continuous with the work done in adjoining portions of 
the highway. The grantee shall perform all of the work within six months from the 
date of abandonment, lapse, expiration or termination of the franchise. Such work 
shall be done at no cost to the county and shall be done to the satisfaction of the road 
commissioner. (Ord. 7468 Art. 3 §305, 1959.) 

16.50.060 Annual payments to county. The grantee, dunng the life of the 
franchise, shall make annual payments to the countv as provided in Section 
16.38.140 of this Division 3. (Ord. 7468 Art. 3 § 306, 1959.) 



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Division 3A 
PIPELINE FRANCHISES 



Chapters: 

16.52 General Regulations 
16.54 Alternative Procedures 



Chapter 16.52 
GENERAL REGULATIONS 



Parts: 
1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 



General Provisions and Definitions 

Compensation 

Construction 

Gas Pipelines — Special Provisions 

Oil Pipelines — Special Provisions 

Water Pipelines — Special Provisions 



Parti 
GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS 



Sections: 

16.52.010 
16.52.020 
16.52.030 
16.52.040 
16.52.050 
16.52.060 
16.52.070 
16.52.080 
16.52.090 
16.52.100 
16.52.110 
16.52.120 

16.52.130 
16.52.140 
16.52.150 
16.52.160 
16.52.170 
16.52.180 
16.52.190 



Title for citation. 
Definitions. 

Continuation of provisions. 

Franchise tenns and conditions — Incorporated by reference. 
General conditions for franchises. 
Term of franchise. 
Acceptance of franchise. 

Grant nonexclusive — Compliance with regulations. 
Change in status to public utility. 
Insurance requirements. 
Faithful performance bond. 

Alternate to bonds — Assignment of savings and loan certifi- 
cates or shares. 

Grounds for suspension or forfeiture — Hearing. 
Assignment, sale or transfer limitations. 
Report requirements. 
Permit for performances of work. 
Area of authorized operations. 
Indemnification — Liability for claims. 
Severability. 



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16.52.010 Title for citation. Chapter 16.52 of this Division 3A shall be 
known as, and may be cited as, ^the pipeline franchise ordinance. Pan 1.** (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 100, 1978.) 

16.52.020 Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, 
phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not 
inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, 
words in the plural number include the singular number and words in the singular 
number include the plural number. 

A. **Board^ means board of supervisors of the county of Los Angeles. If any 
territory covered by the franchise comes within the limits of any incorporated city, 
then as to such incorporated area, ''board'* means the legislative body of such city. 

B. ''County" means the county of Los Angeles, state of California. 

C. "Director" means the chief administrative officer, county of Los Angeles. 

D. "Facilities" or "appurtenances" means all property of the franchisee, 
including, but not limited to, pipelines, pump stations, and service connections with 
the franchisee's facilities, whether installed by the franchisee or not, erected, 
constructed, laid, operated or maintained in, upon, over, under, along or across any 
highway pursuant to any right or privilege granted by the franchise. 

£. "Department" means the chief administrative office, county of Los 
Angeles. 

F. "Franchisee" or "grantee" means the person to whom the franchise is 
granted, and any person to whom it lawfully may be assigned. 

G. "Franchise payment period" is: 

1. If the franchise grants to a public utility or to a mutual water 
company a right not theretofore in existence, and is for a purpose involving the 
furnishing of any service or commodity to the public or any portion thereof, the 
sixth year after the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, or, at the 
option of the franchisee, any shorter period of time immediately following the 
expiration of five years after the effective date of said ordinance, and each year 
thereafter, during the life of the franchise; 

2. In all other cases, including franchises granted to public utilities 
or mutual water companies for a purpose not involving the furnishing of any service 
or commodity to the public or any portion thereof, the first year after the effective 
date of the ordinance granting the franchise, or, at the option of the franchisee, any 
shorter period of time immediately following the effective date of the said ordi- 
nance, and each year thereafter, during the life of the franchise. 

H. "Franchise report period" in all cases means the first year after the 
effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, or, at the option of the 
franchisee, any shorter period of time immediately following the date of said 
ordinance, and each year thereafter, during the life of the franchise. 

I. "Highway" means any public highway, freeway (except a state freeway), 
street, road, alley, lane or court or other public easement, and above and below die 
same, which now exists or which may hereafter exist in any unincorporated territory 
of the county and in which the county has the authority to grant a franchise. 

J. "Main" means any pipeline or conduit laid in^ along or approximately 
parallel with any highway for the collection, transmission or distribution of any 
substance or commodity. 

K. "Person" means any individual, person, firm, partnership or corporation. 



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L. **Public entity'' means any district or other political subdivision of which 
the board is ex officio the governing body, or the members of the board are ex 
officio members of the governing body. 

M. "Road commissioner" means road commissioner of the county of Los 
Angeles. If any highway becomes a state highway, or if any territory covered by 
the franchise comes within the limits of any incorporated city, then as to such state 
highway or such incorporated area, "road commissioner" means the commission, 
board or officer of the state, or of such city, respectively, having powers and duties 
analogous or similar in such jurisdiction, respectively, to the powers and duties of 
the road commissioner in the unincorporated territory of the county. 

N. "Road department" means the road department of the county of Los 
Angeles. 

O. "Section" means a section of the ordinance codified in this chapter and 
Chapter 16.54, unless some other ordinance or statute is mentioned. 

P. "Service connection" means the wire, pipes or conduits connecting the 
building or place where the service or commodity supplied by the franchisee is used 
or delivered, or is made available for use or delivery, with the supply line or supply 
main in the highway or with such supply line or supply main on private property. 

Q. "Ordinance No. 3597" means county of Los Angeles Ordinance No. 3597, 
entitled "Highway Permit Ordinance," adopted May 28, 1940, and as subsequently 
amended, codified in Division 1 of this title, or the provisions of whatever supersed- 
ing or supplementary ordinance which is in force at that time. (Ord. 95-0052 § 62, 
1995: Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 104, 1978.) 

16^2.030 Continaatioii of provisions. The provisions of this Division 3 A, 
insofar as they are substantially the same as existing ordinance provisions relating 
to the same subject matter, shall be construed as restatements and continuation 
thereof, and not as new enactments. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 102, 
1978.) 

16^2.040 Franchise terms and conditions — Incorporated by reference. 

In addition to the terms and conditions herein, the franchise is granted under the 
same terms and conditions contained in Sections 16.36.010, 16.36.130, 16.36.150, 
16.38.040, 16.38.050, 16.38.120, 16.38.130, 16.38.150, 16.38.160, 16.38.250 through 
16.38.350, 16.38.380 through 16.38.400, 16.38.450, 16.38.460 and Chapter 16.40 
of Division 3 of Title 16, as if they were contained in this Division 3 A. In the event 
the terms and conditions conflict with the terms and conditions of Division 3 cited 
above, the terms and conditions hereof shall control. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 
1 Art. 1 § 103, 1978.) 

16.52.050 General conditions for franchises. Except as hereinafter provided 
in Chapter 16.54 of this Division 3A, every franchise hereafter granted by the 
county to lay or construct from time to time and for the period covered by the 
franchise, to maintain, operate, renew, repair, change the size of, remove or abandon 
in place pipes and pipelines for the collection, transportation or distribution of oil, 
petroleum, gas, gasoline or other hydrocarbon substances, wet gas, chemicals, mud, 
steam, water, wastewater, other liquid substances, for any purpose, together with 
all manholes, valves, appurtenances and service connections necessary or convenient 
for the operation of said pipes or pipelines, including poles, conduits, wires, cables 
and other appurtenances and equipment for telegraph or telephone lines, or both, 

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necessary or convenient for the franchisee's business, in, under, along or across any 
and all highways, except as otherwise provided in the ordinance granting the 
franchise, shall be granted upon and be subject to the rules, regulations, restrictions 
and terms and conditions of this Chapter 16.52, in addition to such of the terms and 
conditions of Chapters 16.36, 16.38 and 16.40 of Division 3 of this title as are 
incorporated by reference in this chapter, and in addition to those rules, regulations, 
restrictions, terms and conditions set forth in the ordinance granting the franchise. 
(Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 101, 1978.) 

16.52.060 Term of franchise. Unless the ordinance granting the franchise 
provides otherwise, the term of the franchise shall be 25 years. (Ord. 1 1696 § 1 
(part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 105, 1978.) 

16.52.070 Acceptance of franchise. The franchisee shall, within 30 days 
after the passage of the ordinance granting the franchise, file with the executive 
officer-clerk of the board a written acceptance of the terms and conditions of said 
ordinance; provided, however, that as to franchises granted to the United States of 
America, use will constitute acceptance. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 
106, 1978.) 

16.52.080 Grant nonexclusive — Compliance with regulations. The 

granting of the franchise shall not be construed to prevent the county from granting 
any identical or similar franchise to any person otiier than the franchisee. Nothing 
herein contained shall ever be construed so as to exempt the franchisee from 
compliance with all ordinances, rules or regulations of the county now in effect or 
which may be hereafter adopted which are not inconsistent with the terms of the 
franchise. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 107, 1978.) 

16.52.090 Change in status to public utility. If the franchisee qualities 
before the Public Utilities Commission of the state of California as a public utility, 
the franchisee shall then continue to exercise its franchise rights on the basis of a 
public utility without the necessity of applying for a new franchise hereunder, and 
franchisee shall thereafter be subject to all terms and conditions of this ordinance 
as are applicable to franchisees who are also public utilities. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) 
— Part 1 Art. 1 § 108, 1978.) 

16.52.100 Insurance requirements. A. On or before commencement of any 
franchise operations, franchisee shall obtain or provide satisfactory evidence of 
having policies of liability and workers' compensation insurance from companies 
authorized to transact business in the state of California by the Insurance Commis- 
sioner of California. 

1. The policy of liability insurance shall: 

a. Be issued to franchisee and name the county, its officers, 
agents, and employees, as additional insured; 



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b. Indemnify for all liability for personal and bodily injury, 
death and damage to property arising from activities conducted pursuant to this 
franchise by providing coverage therefore, including but not limited to: 

i. Negligent acts or omissions of franchisee and the 
agents, servants and employees thereof, committed in the conduct of franchise 
operations, 

ii. Provide a combined single limit liability insurance in 
the amount of $1,000,000, subject to self-insured retention as is normal and 
prudent in the franchisee's similar operations, 

iii. Be noncancellable without 45 days' written notice 
thereof directed to the director. 

2. The policy of workers' compensation insurance shall: 

a. Have been previously approved as to substance and form by 
the California Insurance Commissioner; 

b. Cover all employees of franchisee who in the course and 
scope of their employment are to conduct or do work pursuant to the franchise 
operations; 

c. Provide for every benefit and payment presently or after 
conferred by Division 4 of the Labor Code of the state of California upon an injured 
employee, including the vocational rehabilitation and death benefits; 

d. Provide for every benefit and payment under any option of 
the Federal U.S. Long Shoreman and Harbor Worker Compensation Act, paying 
particular attention to Public Law 92.572; 

e. Be noncancellable without 30 days' written notice thereof 
directed to the director; 

f In lieu of the policy of workers' compensation insurance 
required above, franchisee may substitute and provide a certificate of consent to 
self-insure, issued by the Director of Industrial Relations of the state of California. 

B. Franchisee shall file with the director, prior to commencement of any 
franchise operations, either certified copies of said policies or a certificate of 
insurance for each of the required policies executed by the company issuing the 
policy, certifying that the policy is in force. 

C. Any franchise operations shall not commence until franchisee has com- 
plied with the aforementioned provisions of this section, and any such operations 
shall be suspended during any period that franchisee fails to maintain said policies 
in full force and effect. (Ord. 11696 § I (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 109, 1978.) 

16.52.110 Faithful performance bond. Within five days after the effective 
date of the ordinance granting the franchise, franchisee shall file and thereafter at all 
times during the life of the franchise keep on file with the director a corporate surety 
bond running to the county, and also to any incorporated city or public entity which 
may become entitled to the benefits herein reserved in the franchise by virtue of 
future incorporations or annexations, in the penal sum of $10,000.00, or such other 
sum as may be specifically provided for in the ordinance granting the franchise, 
with surety to be approved by the director, conditioned that franchisee shall well 
and truly observe, fulfill and perform each condition of the franchise and that in 
case of any breach of condition of the bond the whole amount of the penal sum shall 
be deemed to be liquidated damages and shall be recoverable from the principal 
and sureties of the bond. If said bond is not filed within five days after the effective 
date of the ordinance granting the franchise, the award of the franchise may be set 

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aside and the ordinance granting the franchise repealed at any time prior to the 
filing of said bond and any money paid in consideration for said award of franchise 
shall be deemed forfeited. In the event that said bond, after it has been so filed, shall 
at any time during the life of the franchise, in the opinion of the director, become 
insufficient, franchisee agrees to renew said bond, with sureties to be approved by 
the director, within 10 days after written notice to do so from the director. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 110, 1978.) 

16.52.120 Alternate to bonds — Assignment of savings and loan certificates 
or shares. As an alternate to the filing of a bond, the franchisee may deposit with the 
director and assign to the county savings and loan certificates or shares, or both, in 
the same amount as required on such bond, subject to all of the provisions of county 
Administrative Code provisions set out at Chapter 4.36 of this code. (Ord. 1 1696 § 1 
(part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 111, 1978.) 

16.52.130 Grounds for suspension or forfeiture — Hearing. A. The franchise 
is granted and shall be held and enjoyed upon each and every condition contained 
in the ordinance granting the franchise, including such conditions contained herein 
as are incorporated by reference in said franchise ordinance, and shall ever be 
strictly construed against the franchisee. Nothing shall pass thereby unless it be 
granted in plain and unambiguous terms. Any neglect, failure, or refusal by the 
franchisee to comply with any of the conditions of the franchise shall constitute 
grounds for the suspension or forfeiture thereof The board, prior to any suspension 
or forfeiture of the franchise, shall give the franchisee not less than 10 days' notice in 
writing of any default thereunder. 

B. If the franchisee does not within the noticed period begin the work of 
compliance, or after such beginning does not prosecute the work with due diligence 
to completion, the board may hold a hearing, at which the franchisee shall have the 
right to appear and be heard, and thereupon the board may determine whether such 
conditions are material and essential to the franchise and whether the franchisee is 
in default with respect thereto and may declare the franchise suspended or forfeited. 
Notice of said hearing shall be given to the franchisee by certified mail not less than 
five days before said hearing. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 112, 1978.) 

16.52.140 Assignment, sale or transfer limitations. A. The franchisee shall 
not sell, transfer, assign or lease the franchise or any part thereof, except with the 
consent of the board. Such sale, transfer, assignment or lease shall be made only by 
filing with the board a certified copy of the duly executed instrument of such sale, 
transfer, assignment or lease and a written request for the consent of the board to 
such sale, transfer, assignment or lease. If such duly executed instrument and such 
written request is not filed with the board before the expiration of 30 days after the 
effective date of such sale, transfer, assignment or lease then, upon the expiration of 
said 30 days, the franchise shall be subject to forfeiture and the board may, without 
notice, by ordinance, repeal the franchise. As a condition to the granting of consent 
to such sale, transfer, assignment or lease, the board may impose such additional 
terms upon the franchise and upon the grantee or assignee which the board may 
deem to be in the public interest. Such additional terms and conditions shall be 
expressed by ordinance. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to grant to the 
franchisee the right to sell, transfer, assign or lease the franchise, or any part thereof, 
except in the manner aforesaid. This section applies to any assignment, whether by 
operation of law, by voluntary act of the franchisee, or otherwise. 

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B. No such consent shall be required to any transfer of the franchise in trust 
or by way of mortgage or hypothecation with all or a part of franchisee's other 
property for the purpose of securing any indebtedness of franchisee. (Ord. 1 1696 § 1 
(part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 113, 1978.) 

16.52.150 Report requirements. The franchisee during the life of the fran- 
chise, within 60 days after the expiration of each franchise payment period shall; 

A. If the franchisee is a public utility or mutual water company subject to 
the provisions of subsection B of Section 16.52.200, the franchisee shall: 

1 . a. File with the county auditor-controller two copies of a report 
verified by the oath of the franchisee or by the oath of a duly authorized represen- 
tative of the franchisee showing the total gross receipts of the franchisee for the 
immediately preceding franchise payment period, received or accrued in connec- 
tion with the furnishing of the commodity or service arising from the use or 
operation of the franchise, together with such additional data as is reasonably 
necessary, in the opinion of the county auditor-controller, to calculate or verify the 
calculation of the annual payment required by subsection B of Section 16.52.200 (or 
the pro rata amount thereof for the first period if the first period is less than one 
year); 

b. On this report, the franchisee shall also show any change in 
franchise footage since the last franchise report period, segregating such footage as 
to new mains laid, old mains removed, old mains abandoned in place, and the 
footage of mains in territory annexed or incorporated since the last franchise 
payment period; 

2. a. File with the road commissioner a report in duplicate, show- 
ing the permit number of each permit obtained for the installation of new mains 
during the immediately preceding franchise report period, together with the length 
and size of said mains; 

b. In those cases where the annual franchise payment is not 
required during the first five years, the report shall, nevertheless, be filed annually 
as stated above, during the first five-year period as well as thereafter. 

B. If the franchisee is subject to the provisions of subsection C of Section 
16.52.200, the franchisee shall: 

1. a. File with the county auditor-controller two copies of a report 
verified by the oath of the franchisee or by the oath of a duly authorized represen- 
tative of the franchisee showing for the immediately preceding franchise period, the 
length of lines in highways, the nominal internal diameter of such lines, the rate per 
foot per year, and the total amount due the county; 

b. On this report, the franchisee shall also show any change in 
franchise footage since the last franchise payment period, segregating such footage 
as to new mains laid, old mains removed, old mains abandoned in place, and the 
footage of mains in territory annexed or incorporated since the last franchise 
payment period; 

2. File with the road commissioner a report in duplicate showing the 
permit number of each permit obtained for the installation of new mains during the 
immediately preceding franchise payment period, together with the length and size 
of said mains. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 114, 1978.) 

16.52.160 Pfermit for performances of work. Notwithstanding the granting of 
a franchise, the franchisee shall not be authorized to do any work under the 

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franchise for which the issuance of a permit is required unless such a permit is 
issued for such work. The franchisee shall not have an absolute right to the issuance 
of such a permit. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 115, 1978.) 

16.52.170 Area of authorized operations. Unless the ordinance granting the 
franchise provides otherwise, the franchise shall authorize the exercise of the rights 
and privileges granted by the franchise, in, under, along or across any and all 
highways now or hereafter dedicated to public use in the unincorporated area of the 
county. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 § 116, 1978.) 

16.52.180 Indemnification — Liability for claims. A. Franchisee shall 
indemnify and hold county harmless from and against any and all loss, damages, 
liability, claims, suits, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, 
regardless of the merit or outcome of any such claim or suit, claimed or arising from 
any negligent or intentional act or omission of franchisee, its officers, employees, 
agents, or subcontractors, arising from activities or work conducted pursuant to the 
franchise. 

B. Franchisee shall indemnify, defend and save harmless the county, its 
officers, agents and employees from and against any and all claims and losses 
whatsoever, including reasonable attorneys' fees, accruing or resulting to any and 
all persons, firms or corporations furnishing or supplying work, services, materials, 
equipment or supplies in connection with activities or work conducted or per- 
formed pursuant to the franchise and arising out of such activities or work, and 
from any and all claims and losses whatsoever, including reasonable attorneys' fees, 
accruing or resulting to any person, firm or corporation for damage, injury or death 
arising out of franchisee's franchise operations. (Ord. 1 1696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 1 
§117, 1978.) 

16.52.190 Severability. If any provision of the franchise or the application of 
the franchise to any person or circumstance is held invalid by a court of competent 
jurisdiction, or is not in compliance with any requirement of the Public Utilities 
Commission or any other federal or state agency, the remainder of the franchise, or 
the application of the franchise to persons or circumstances other than those to 
which it is held invalid or not in such compliance shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. I § 118, 1978.) 



Fart 2 
COMPENSATION 

Sections: 

16.52.200 Rates. 

16.52-210 Proration of payments. 

16.52.220 Prompt payment — Delinquency charge. 

16.52.230 Recordkeeping requirements. 

16.52.200 Rates. As consideration for the franchise granted, the franchisee 
shall pay to the county in lawful money of the United States the following: 
A. General. 

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1. In the case of an initial grant of franchise, or on franchises which 
extend, renew or continue previously granted franchises, the franchisee shall pay to 
the county a granting fee of $5,000.00 within 30 days after the board adopts the 
ordinance granting the franchise; 

2. Provided, however, that if the pipe or pipeline to be laid or con- 
structed pursuant to the franchise is one-fourth mile or less in length, or the 
franchise extends, renews or continues a previously granted franchise to lay or 
construct a pipe or pipeline one-fourth mile or less in length, the franchisee shall 
pay to the county a granting fee of $500.00 within 30 days after the board adopts the 
ordinance granting the franchise. 

B. Public Utility or Mutual Water Company. Except as provided in subsec- 
tion C of this section, the franchisee of any franchise awarded to a public utility or 
mutual water company, as further consideration for the franchise hereby granted, 
shall pay to the county, in lawful money of the United States, two percent of the 
gross annual receipts of the franchisee arising from the use, operation or possession 
of the franchise. 

1 . If the franchise grants a right not theretofore in existence and is for 
the purpose involving the furnishing of any service or commodity to the public or 
any portion thereof, no percentage shall be paid for the first five years succeeding 
the effective date of the franchise, but thereafter such percentage shall be payable 
annually during the life of the franchise, according to the "franchise payment 
period" as defined in Section 16.52.020, and shall be due within 60 days after the 
end of each calendar year; 

2. Provided, however, that if the franchise be a renewal, continuation 
or extension of a right already in existence, the payment of said percentage of gross 
receipts shall accrue from the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise 
and shall be due within 60 days after the end of each calendar year. 

3. As used above, the phrase "two percent (2%) of the gross annual 
receipts of the Franchisee" shall be construed as that similar phrase found in 
Section 6006 of the Public Utilities Code of the state of California. 

4. The county reserves the right to change its fees at five-year inter- 
vals from the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, after a public 
hearing determines good cause is found and such action is not in conflict with the 
law of the state of California. 

C. Others. 

1. The franchisee of any franchise awarded to any others, including a 
public utility or mutual water company granted or exercising a franchise for a 
purpose not involving the furnishing of any service to the public or any portion 
thereof, as further consideration for the franchise hereby granted, including the 
extension, renewal or continuation of a previously granted franchise, shall pay to 
the county in lawful money of the United States, during the life of the franchise for 
each and every year, including the year of granting the franchise, according to the 
"franchise payment period" as defined in Section 16.52.020, a "base annual fee" 
computed as follows: 

a. Pipe of eight inches or less in nominal internal diameter the 
annual fee shall be $. 12 per linear foot; 

b. Pipe greater than eight inches in nominal internal diameter 
the annual fee shall be $.12 per linear foot for the first eight inches of nominal 
internal diameter, plus $.02 per nominal internal-diameter inch for each inch or 
fraction thereof over 8 inches. 

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2. The amount of each annual payment of the base annual fee shall be 
revised every year from the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, at 
the time of payment, in accordance with the following formula: 

a. The "Wholesale 'Producer' Price" Index (1967 = 100) "All 
Commodities," established by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
Department of Labor, as it stands on the date the franchise is granted, shall be taken 
as the "base index" upon which the above franchise fee is computed. 

b. If said Index for the calendar month ending two months prior 
to the month in which payment to the county is due shall stand at other than said 
"base index," then the rate of payment to the county shall vary from said "base 
annual fee" in direct proportion as said Index has increased from the "base index," 
as hereinabove defined; provided, however, that in no event shall the amount of the 
annual payment be less than the "base annual fee" as set forth herein. 

c. If said Bureau shall revise the said Index, the parties hereto 
shall accept the method of revision or conversion recommended by said Bureau. 

d. If said Bureau shall discontinue the preparation of the said 
Index using prices prevailing in the year 1967 as a base of 100, and if no transposi- 
tion table prepared by said Bureau is available, applicable to said year of 1967, then 
the amount of each annual payment shall be computed by reference to such other 
price index as may be chosen by county, and the county shall be the sole judge of 
comparability of successive indices. 

D. Initial Construction Charges and Other Fees. In addition to the forego- 
ing annual payments, the franchisee shall: 

1. Pay county road department within 60 days after the end of each 
calendar year, during the life of the franchise, an initial construction charge calcu- 
lated at a rate of $100.00 per mile or fraction thereof for all new mains laid during 
the preceding year; 

2. Pay county auditor-controller during the life of the franchise, an 
annual fee of $25.00 per pole-mile or portion thereof, and $25.00 per mile or 
portion thereof of underground conduit for telephone or telegraph lines maintained 
under the franchise. Said fee shall be due within 60 days after the end of each 
calendar year. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 2 § 201, 1978.) 

16.52.210 Proration of payments. In the event of abandonment of facilities 
with the approval of the county as elsewhere in the ordinance provided, or in the 
event of removal of such facilities by the franchisee, the payments otherwise due 
the county for occupancy of the roads or highways by such facilities shall be 
prorated for the calendar year in which such removal or abandonment occurs as of 
the end of the calendar month in which removed or abandoned. (Ord. 11696 § 1 
(part) — Part 1 Art. 2 § 202, 1978.) 

16.52.220 Prompt payment — Delinquency charge. In the event franchisee 
fails to make the payments for the franchise or the payments due under subsection 
D of Section 16.52.200 above, on or before the dates due as hereinabove provided, 
franchisee shall pay as additional consideration the following amount: A sum of 
money equal to 10 percent of the amount due. (Ord. 1 1696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 2 § 
203, 1978.) 

16.52.230 Recordkeeping requirements. A. Franchisee shall keep and pre- 
serve, for a period of five years, subsequent to the date of the most recent franchise 

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fee determination as ascertained by an audit made by the county or on its behalf, 
all records necessary to determine the amount of such franchise fees or other 
payments due under subsection D of Section 16.52.200 above. Franchisee, upon 
demand by county, shall make such records available for inspection by county or 
its authorized representative, within the county of Los Angeles. 

B. At all reasonable times, the franchisee shall permit county, or its duly 
authorized representative, to examine all property of the franchisee erected, 
constructed, laid, operated or maintained pursuant to the franchise, together with 
any appurtenant property of the franchisee, and to examine and transcribe any and 
all books, accounts, papers, maps and other records kept or maintained by the 
franchisee or under its control which relate to the operations, affairs, transactions, 
property or financial condition of the franchisee with respect to the franchise. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 2 § 204, 1978.) 



Parts 
CONSTRUCTION 

Sections: 

16.52.240 Regulations generally. 

16.52.250 New or replacement installations. 

16.52.260 Highway work — Conditions and requirements. 

16.52.270 Annual completion statement. 

16.52.280 Emergency equipment and personnel. 

16.52.290 Relocation of pipelines and appurtenances. 

16.52.300 Removal or abandonment of facilities — Procedures. 

16.52.310 Removal or abandonment of facilities — Failure to comply — 
Remedies. 

16^2.240 Regulations generally. Pipelines and appurtenances shall be 
constructed and maintained in a good workmanlike manner, in conformity with the 
terms and conditions of Division 1 of this Title 16, or any other ordinance, rule or 
regulation, now, or as hereafter amended, adopted or prescribed by the county, as 
may be applicable to the construction and maintenance of pipelines and appurtenanc- 
es. All pipes laid under the franchise shall be of first class material. (Ord. 11696 
§ 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 3 § 301, 1978.) 

16.52.250 New or replacement installations. New installations or replace- 
ments of pipelines and appurtenances and all other facilities necessary for the 
installation, operation, maintenance, and safety of pipelines and conduits shall be 
laid and maintained only pursuant to permit issued by the road department. All such 
installations or replacements shall be reviewed by the road commissioner as to the 
most desirable location in the roads or highways of the county and his decision shall 
be final and binding on the franchisee. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 3 § 
302, 1978.) 

16.52.260 Highway work — Conditions and requirements. The work of 
constructing, laying, replacing, maintaining, repairing, abandoning or removing all 
pipelines and appurtenances authorized under the provisions of this Division 3 A in, 

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over, under, along or across any highway shall be done to the satisfaction of the 
road commissioner at the expense of the franchisee and in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of Division 1 of this title. (Qrd. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art 3 
§ 303. 1978.) 

16.52.270 Annual completion statement. The franchisee shall submit an 
annual summary to the auditor-controller of the county, and to the chief administra- 
tive office, identifying the permit or permits issued by the road department during 
the preceding calendar year, identifying the total length of pipeline, the construction 
of which was authorized under such permit or permits, the nominal internal diameter 
of the pipeline, and the total length of pipeline or appurtenances actually laid. (Ord. 
95-0052 § 63, 1995: Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 3 § 304, 1978.) 

16.52.280 Emei^ency equipment and personnel. At all times during the 
term of this franchise, the franchisee shall maintain or arrange for, on a 
24-hour-a-day basis adequate emergency equipment and a properly trained emergen- 
cy crew within a reasonable distance from any facilities installed or maintained 
pursuant hereto for the purpose of shutting off the pressure and the flow of contents 
of such facilities in the event of an emergency resulting from an earthquake, act 
of war, civil disturbance, fire, flood, or any other cause or nature whatsoever. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 3 § 306, 1978.) 

16.52.290 Relocation of pipelines and appurtenances. A. The county 
reserves the right to change the grade, to change the width or to alter or change the 
location of any highway over which the franchise is granted. If any of the pipelines, 
facilities or appurtenances heretofore or hereafter constructed, installed or main- 
tained by the franchisee pursuant to the franchise on, along, under, over, in, upon 
or across any highway are located in a manner which prevents or interferes with 
the change of grade, trafHc needs, operation, maintenance, improvement, repair, 
construction, reconstruction, widening, alteration or relocation of the highway, or 
any work or improvement upon the highway, the franchisee shall relocate perma- 
nently or temporarily any such facility at no expense to the county, city or public 
entity upon receipt of a written request from the road commissioner to do so, and 
shall commence such work on or before the date specified in such written request, 
which date shall be not less than 30 days from receipt of such written request. 
Franchisee shall thereafter diligently prosecute such woric to completion; provided, 
however, if such highway be subsequently constituted as state highway, thereafter 
and so long as such highway remains a state highway, no such change of location 
shall be required for a temporary purpose. 

B . The county reserves the right for itself, for all cities and public facilities 
which are now or may later be established, to lay, construct, repair, alter, relocate 
and maintain subsurface or other facilities or improvements of any type or descrip- 
tion in a governmental but not proprietary capacity within the highways over which 
the franchise is granted. If the county or city or other public entity finds that the 
location or relocation of such facilities or improvements conflicts with the facilities 
laid, constructed or maintained under the franchise, whether such facilities were laid 
before or after the facilities of the county or such city or such public entity were 
laid, the franchisee of such franchise shsdl at no expense to the county or city, or 
public entity, on or before the date specified in a written request from the road 
commissioner, which date shall be not less than 30 days after the receipt of such 

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notice and request to do so, commence work to change the location either perma- 
nently or temporarily of all facilities so conflicting with such improvements to a 
permanent or temporary location in said highways to be approved by the road 
commissioner; and thereafter diligently prosecute such work to completion. If such 
highway be subsequently constituted a state highway, while it remains a state 
highway the rights of the state of California shall be as provided in Section 680 of 
the Streets and Highways Code of the state of California. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — 
Part 1 Art. 3 § 305, 1978.) 

16.52.300 Removal or abandonment of facilities — Procedures. A. At the 

expiration, revocation or termination of this franchise or of the permanent discon- 
tinuance of the use of all or a portion of its facilities, the franchisee shall, within 30 
days thereafter, make written application to the road commissioner for authority 
either: 

1. To abandon all or a portion of such facilities in place; or 

2. To remove all or a portion of such facilities. 

Such application shall describe the facilities desired to be abandoned, their 
location with reference to county highways, and shall describe with reasonable 
accuracy the physical condition of such facilities. The road commissioner shall 
determine whether any abandonment or removal which is thereby proposed may 
be effected without detriment to the public interest and under what conditions such 
proposed abandonment or removal may be effected. He shall then notify the 
franchisee of his determinations. 

B. Within 30 days after receipt of such notice, the franchisee shall apply for 
a permit from the road department to abandon or remove the facility. 

C. The franchisee shall, within 60 days after obtaining such permit, com- 
mence and diligently prosecute to completion the work authorized by the permit. 
(Ord. 11696 § I (part) — Part 1 Art. 3 § 307, 1978.) 

16.52.310 Removal or abandonment of facilities — Failure to comply — 
Remedies. A. If any facilities to be abandoned "in place" subject to prescribed 
conditions shall not be abandoned in accordance with all such conditions, the road 
commissioner may make additional appropriate orders, including an order that the 
franchisee shall remove any or all such facilities. The franchisee shall comply with 
such additional orders. 

B. In the event that the franchisee shall fail to comply with the terms and 
conditions of abandonment or removal as may be required by this Division 3A, 
and within such time as may be prescribed by the road commissioner, then the 
county may remove or cause to be removed such facilities at the franchisee's 
expense. The franchisee shall pay to the county the cost of such work plus the 
current rate of overhead being charged by the county for reimbursable work. 

C. If, at the expiration, revocation or termination of this franchise, or of the 
permanent discontinuance of the use of all or a portion of its facilities, the fran- 
chisee shall, within 30 days therefater, fail or refuse to make written application for 
the abovementioned authority, the road commissioner shall make the determina- 
tion as to whether the facilities shall be abandoned in place or removed. The road 
commissioner shall then notify the franchisee of his determinations. The franchisee 
shall thereafter comply with the provisions subsections B and C of Section 
16.52.300. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 3 § 308, 1978.) 

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Part 4 
GAS PIPELINES — SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

Sections: 

1 6.52.320 Rights granted. 

16.52.330 Flush-valve connections and control valves. 

16.52.340 Payments. 

16.52 J20 Rights granted. The franchisee shall have the right, during the 
period covered by the franchise and subject to the terms and conditions thereof, to 
make service connections with all property adjoining highways and to furnish and 
distribute gas through pipes and pipelines to all the unincorporated territory 
adjacent to said pipelines for any purpose. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 6 § 
601, 1978.) 

16.52330 Flush-valve connections and control valves. On all pipelines car- 
rying gas heavier than air laid pursuant to the franchise, the county forester and fire 
warden shall approve where flush-valve connections shall be placed in the line. The 
availability of adequate water supplies, the commodities transmitted in the line 
and the location of control valves shall be considered when making such determin- 
ation. Such flush-valve connections shall be installed in the manner prescribed by 
the forester and fire warden. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 6 § 602, 1978.) 

16.52.340 Payments. A. The franchisee, during the life of the franchise, shall 
make annual payments to the county as provided in subsections B and D of Section 
16.52.200, concurrently with the filing of the report required by subsection A of 
Section 16.52.150. 

B. In the event the amount paid is incorrect, in the judgment of the board, it 
may order the payment of such additional sum or sums as it may find thereunder; 
and if not paid or if paid under protest, the same may be determined by suit. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 6 § 603, 1978.) 

Parts 

OIL PIPELINES — SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

Sections: 

16.52.350 Rights granted. 

16.52.360 Materials used — Standards. 

16.52.370 Flush-valve connections and control valves. 

16.52.380 Payments. 

1 6.52.390 Exceptions to Part 5 applicability. 

16.52.350 Rights granted. The franchisee granted an oil pipeline franchise 
shall have the right during the life thereof to transport oil, gas, gasoline, petroleum, 
wet gas, chemicals, hydrocarbon substances, water, wastewater, mud and other 
liquid substances through the pipehnes maintained under the franchise. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 4 § 401, 1978.) 

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16.52.360 Materials used — Standards. All pipelines used or to be used for 
the transportation of oil, gas, gasoline, petroleum, wet gas, chemicals, hydrocarbon 
substances or other flammable liquid shall be first class and standard material set 
forth in the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Code. (Ord. 11696 § 1 
(part) — Part 1 Art. 4 § 402, 1978.) 

16.52.370 Flush-valve connections and control valves. On all pipelines laid 
pursuant to the franchise, the county forester and fire warden shall approve where 
flush- valve connections shall be placed in the line. The availability of adequate 
water supplies, the commodity transmitted in the line, and the location of control 
valves shall be considered when making such determination. Such flush-valve 
connections shall be installed in the manner prescribed by the forester and fire 
warden. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 4 § 403, 1978.) 

16.52.380 Payments. A. Except for pipelines lawfully maintained other than 
by the authority granted by the franchise, the annual payments shall accrue from 
the respective dates of installation, whether before or after the effective date of the 
ordinance granting the franchise, and such payments, together with the initial 
construction charge and other fees, if any, shall be due and payable annually 
beginning with the expiration of the first franchise payment period selected by the 
franchisee in accordance with subsection G2 of Section 16.52.020. 

B. In the event the amount paid is incorrect, in the j udgment of the board, it 
may order the payment of such additional sum or sums as it may find thereunder; 
and if not paid, or if paid under protest, the same may be determined by suit. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 4 § 404, 1978.) 

16.52.390 Exceptions to Part 5 applicability. This Part 5 does not apply to 
public utilities or to mutual water companies where the franchise is for a purpose 
involving the furnishing of any service or commodity to the public or any portion 
thereof (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 4 § 405, 1978.) 



Part 6 
WATER PIPELINES — SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

Sections: 

16.52.400 Rights granted. 

1 6.52.4 1 Plan approval — By county forester and fire warden. 

1 6.52.420 Plan approval — Conditions. 

16.52.430 Plan approval — Exceptions authorized when. 

1 6.52.440 Fire hydrants — Maintenance agreement. 

16.52.450 Payments. 

16.52.400 Rights granted. The franchisee granted a franchise for pipelines 
not subject to Part 5 of this chapter shall have the right, during the term of period 
covered by the franchise and subject to the terms thereof, to make service connec- 
tions with all property adjoining highways and to furnish and distribute water 
through said pipes and pipelines to all the unincorporated territory adjacent to said 
pipelines for any purpose. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 5 § 501, 1978.) 

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16.52.410 Plan approval — By county forester and fire warden. All new 

pipelines, replacements, and extensions for domestic water service shall be con- 
structed, laid and designed according to plans approved by the county forester and 
fire warden. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 5 § 502, 1978.) 

16.52.420 Plan approval — Conditions. The county forester and fire warden 
shall approve such plans if the pipelines to be laid, extended or replaced are so 
designed in conjunction with related facilities, and the location of fire hydrants, 
comply with required domestic demands and fire flows indicated by the Board of 
Fire Underwriters. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 5 § 503, 1978.) 

16.52.430 Plan approval — Exceptions authorized when. The county for- 
ester and fire warden may grant an exception to the requirements of Section 
16.52.420 where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships in the way 
of carrying out the strict letter of said section, and in the granting of such exception 
the spirit of said section will be observed, public safety secured, and substantial 
justice done. (Ord. 11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 5 § 504, 1978.) 

16.52.440 Fire hydrants — Maintenance agreement. As further considera- 
tion for the granting of the franchise, the franchisee agrees that the maintenance, 
relocation, repair and replacement of each and every fire hydrant within its area of 
service as described in this franchise shall be covered by agreement between the 
franchisee and the county of Los Angeles and the County Fire Protection Districts. 
(Ord. 12240 § 1, 1980: Ord. 11696 § I (part) — Part 1 Art. 5 § 505, 1978.) 

16.52.450 Payments. A. The franchisee, during the life of the franchise, shall 
make annual payments to the county, as provided in subsections B and D of Section 
16.52.200, concurrently with the filing of the report required by subsection A of 
Section 16.52.150. 

B. In the event the amount paid is incorrect, in the judgment of the board, it 
may order the payment of such additional sum or sums as it may find thereunder; 
and if not paid, or if paid under protest, the same may be determined by suit. (Ord. 
11696 § 1 (part) — Part 1 Art. 5 § 506, 1978.) 



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Chapter 16.54 
ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES 

Parts: 

1. General Provisions 

2. Compensation 

3. Oil Pipelines — Special Provisions 

4. Franchises Other Than Oil Pipelines — Special Provisions 



Parti 
GENERAL PROVISIONS 

Sections: 

1 6.54.0 1 Title for citation. 

16.54.020 Alternative procedure. 

16.54.030 Chapter 16.52 provisions incorporated by reference. 

16.54.040 Maximum value for franchise. 

16.54.010 Title for citation. Chapter 16.52 of this Division 3A shall be 
known as, and may be cited as, "the pipeline franchise ordinance. Part 2." Ord. 
1 1696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 1 § 1000, 1978.) 

16.54.020 Alternative procedure. A. As an alternative to the procedure 
provided in Chapter 16.52 of this Division 3 A, for the granting of franchises, the 
county may grant franchises to lay or construct from time to time and for the period 
covered by the franchise, to maintain, operate, renew, repair, change the size of, 
remove or abandon in place pipes and pipelines for the collection, transportation or 
distribution of oil, petroleum, gas, gasoline and other hydrocarbon substances, wet 
gas, chemicals, mud, steam, water, wastewater, and other liquid substances, for any 
purpose, together with all manholes, valves, appurtenances and service connec- 
tions necessary or convenient for the operation of said pipes or pipelines, including 
poles, conduits, wires, cables and other appurtenances and equipment for telegraph 
or telephone lines, or both, necessary or convenient for the franchisee's business, in, 
under, along or across any and all highways, except as otherwise provided in the 
ordinance granting the franchise, upon and subject to the rules, regulations, 
restrictions and terms and conditions of this Chapter 16.54, in addition to such of 
the terms and conditions of Chapters 16.36, 16.38 and 16.40 of Division 3 of this 
title as are incorporated by reference in this Chapter 16.54, and in addition to those 
rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions set forth in the ordinance 
granting the franchise, pursuant to the terms and conditions of Division 3, Chapter 
2 of the Public Utilities Code of the state of California, known as the Franchise Act 
of 1937. 

B. When a franchise is granted under Chapter 1 6.54 of this Division 3 A, the 
provisions thereof shall exclusively govern the granting of such franchise. (Ord. 
11696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 1 § 1001, 1978.) 

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16.54.030 Chapter 16.52 provisions incorporated by reference. The terms 
and conditions of the following provisions of Chapter 16.52 are incorporated herein 
by reference and made a part hereof: 

Part 1 — Section 16.52.020, subsections A — F and H — Q; Section 
16.52.030, 16.52.040, 16.52.060 through 16.52.140; Sections 
16.52.160 through 16.52.190. 

Part 2 — Sections 16.52.210 through 16.52.230. 

Part 3 -— Sections 16.52.240 through 16.52.310. 

Part 4 — Sections 16.52.320 and 16.52.330. 

Part 5 — Sections 16.52.350 through 16.52.370. 

Part 6 — Sections 16.52.400 through 16.52.440. 
(Ord. 12240 § 2, 1980: Ord. 11696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 1 § 1002, 1978.) 

16.54.040 Maximum value for franchise. Franchisee agrees that the fran- 
chise shall never be given any value before any court or other public authority in 
any proceeding of any character in excess of the cost to franchisee of the necessary 
publication and any other sum or sums paid by it to the county for the franchise. 
(Ord. 11696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 1 § 1003, 1978.) 



Part 2 
COMPENSATION 

Sections: 

16.54.050 Rates. 

16.54.050 Rates. As consideration for the franchise granted, the franchisee 
shall pay to the county, in lawful money of the United States, the following: 

A. Granting Fee. 

1. In the case of an initial grant of franchise, or on franchises which 
extend, renew or continue in existence previously granted franchises, the franchisee 
shall pay to the county a granting fee of $5,000.00 within 30 days after the board 
adopts the ordinance granting the franchise; 

2. Provided, however, that if the pipe or pipehne to be laid or con- 
structed pursuant to the franchise is one-fourth mile or less in length, or the 
franchise extends, renews or continues a previously granted franchise to lay or 
construct a pipe or pipeline one-fourth mile or less in length, the franchisee shall 
pay to the county a granting fee of $500.00 within 30 days after the board adopts the 
ordinance granting the franchise. 

B. Annual Payment. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, the 
franchisee, as further consideration for the franchise hereby granted, shall pay to 
the county, in lawful money of the United States, two percent of the gross annual 
receipts of the franchisee arising from the use, operation or possession of the 
franchise; provided, however, that such payment shall in no event be less than one 
percent of the gross annual receipts of the franchisee derived from the sale within 
the franchise area of the commodity or service for which the franchise is awarded. 
Such percentage shall be paid annually during the Hfe of the franchise, including the 
year of granting the franchise. 

C. Annual Payment For Oil Pipelines. 

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1. The franchisee of any franchise awarded to a nonpublic utility for 
oil or products thereof, as further consideration for the franchise hereby granted, 
shall pay to the county, in lawful money of the United States, a "base annual fee" 
computed as follows: 

a. Pipe of eight inches or less in nominal internal diameter, the 
annual fee shall be $.12 per linear foot; 

b. Pipe greater than eight inches in nominal internal diameter, 
the annual fee shall be $.12 per linear foot; for the first 8 inches of nominal internal 
diameter, plus $.02 per nominal internal-diameter inch for each inch or fraction 
thereof over 8 inches. 

2. The amount of each annual payment of the base annual fee shall be 
revised every year from the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, at 
the time of payment, in accordance with the following formula: 

a. The "Wholesale 'Producer Price' Index (1967 = 100)" "All 
Commodities," established by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
Department of Labor, as it stands on the date the franchise is granted, shall be taken 
as the "base index" upon which the franchise fee is computed. 

b. If said Index for the last calendar month ending prior to the 
month in which payment to the county is due shall stand at other than said "base 
index," then the rate of payment to the county shall vary from said "base annual 
fee" in direct proportion as said Index has increased from the "base index," as 
hereinabove defined; provided, however, that in no event shall the amount of the 
annual payment be less than the "base annual fee" as set forth herein. 

c. If said Bureau shall revise the said Index, the parties hereto 
shall accept the method of revision or conversion recommended by said Bureau. 

d. If said Bureau shall discontinue the preparation of the said 
Index using prices prevailing in the year 1967 as a base of 100, and if no transposi- 
tion table prepared by said Bureau is available applicable to said year of 1967, then 
the amount of each annual payment shall be computed by reference to such other 
price index as may be chosen by county and the county shall be the sole judge of 
comparability of successive indices. 

D. Said "base annual fee" shall be paid annually during the life of the 
franchise, including the year of granting the franchise. 

E. Initial Construction Charges and Other Fees. In addition to the forego- 
ing annual payments, the franchisee shall: 

1. Pay county road department within 60 days after the end of each 
calendar year, an initial construction charge calculated at a rate of $ 100.00 per mile 
or fraction thereof for all new mains laid during the preceding year, during the life of 
the franchise. 

2. Pay county auditor-controller, during the life of the franchise, an 
annual fee of $25.00 per pole-mile or portion thereof, and $25.00 per mile or 
portion thereof of underground conduit for telephone or telegraph lines maintained 
under the franchise. Said fee shall be due within 60 days after the end of each 
calendar year. (Ord. 11696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 2 § 2001, 1978.) 

Parts 
OIL PIPELINES — SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

Sections: 

16.54.060 Report requirements. 

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16.54.070 Payments. 

16.54.060 Report requirements. The franchisee shall: 

A. File with the county auditor-controller within three months after the 
expiration of the calendar year, or fractional calendar year following the date of the 
granting of the franchise and within three months after the expiration of each 
calendar year thereafter two copies of a report verified by the oath of the franchisee, 
or by the oath of a duly authorized representative of the franchisee showing for the 
immediately preceding franchise period the length of lines in highways the nominal 
internal diameter of such lines, the rate per foot per year, and the total amount due 
the county; 

B. File with the road commissioner a report in duplicate, as provided by 
subsection B of Section 16.54.080. (Ord. 11696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 4 § 4001, 
1978.) 

16.54.070 Payments. A. The franchisee, during the life of the franchise, shall 
make annual payments to the county as provided in subsections C and D of Section 
16.54.050 within 15 days after the filing of the report required by subsection A of 
Section 16.54.060. 

B. In the event the amount paid is incorrect, in the judgment of the board, it 
may order the payment of such additional sum or sums as it may find thereunder; 
and if not paid, or if paid under protest, the same may be determined by suit. (Ord. 
11696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 4 § 4002, 1978.) 



Part4 

FRANCHISES OTHER THAN OIL PIPELINES — SPECIAL 

PROVISIONS 

Sections: 

16.54.080 Report requirements. 
16.54.090 Payments. 

16.54.080 Report requirements. The franchisee shall: 

A. 1. File with the county auditor-controller, within three months after 
the expiration of the calendar year or fractional calendar year following the date of 
the granting of the franchise, and within three months after the expiration of each 
calendar year thereafter, two copies of a report verified by the oath of the franchisee 
or by the oath of a duly authorized representative of the franchisee showing the total 
gross receipts of the franchisee for the immediately preceding franchise payment 
period, received or accrued in connection with the furnishing of the commodity or 
service arising from the use or operation of the franchise, together with such 
addditional data as is necessary in the opinion of the county auditor-controller to 
calculate or verify the calculation of the annual payment required by subsection B 
of Section 16.54.050 (or the pro rata amount thereof for the first period if the first 
period is less than one year); 

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2. On this report, the franchisee shall also show any change in fran- 
chise footage since the last franchise report period, segregating such footage as to 
new mains laid, old mains removed, old mains abandoned in place, and the footage 
of mains in territory annexed or incorporated since the last franchise; 

B. File with the road commissioner within the same franchise report period 
as provided in subsection A, supra, a report in duplicate, showing the permit 
number of each permit obtained for the installation of new mains during the 
immediately preceding franchise report period, together with the length and size of 
said mains. (Ord. 11696 § 2 (part) — Pirt 2 Art. 3 § 3001, 1978.) 

16.54.090 Rayments. A. The franchisee during the life of the franchise shall 
make annual payments to the county, as provided in subsections B and D of Section 
16.54.050, within 15 days after the filing of the report required by subsection A of 
Section 16.54.080. 

B. In the event the amount paid is incorrect, in the j udgment of the board, it 
may order the payment of such additional sum or sums as it may find thereunder, 
and if not paid, or if paid under protest, the share may be determined by suit (Ord. 
11696 § 2 (part) — Part 2 Art. 3 § 3002, 1978.) 



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DiYision 4 

CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM FRANCHISES" 

Chapters: 

16^8 Definitions 

16.60 General Reqairements 

16.62 Application for Franciiise 

16.64 Compensation to the County 

16.66 Construction of Facilities 

16.68 Service, Rates and Consumer Protection 

16.69 Renewal of Franchise 



Sections: 

16.58.010 
16.58.020 
16.58.030 
16.58.040 
16.58.050 
16.58.052 
16.58.054 
16.58.060 
16.58.070 
16.58.075 
16.58.080 
16.58.100 
16.58.110 
16.58.115 
16.58.120 
16.58.130 
16.58.140 
16.58.150 
16.58.160 
16.58.170 
16.58.175 
16.58.180 
16.58.190 
16.58.200 
16.58.205 
16.58.210 
16.58.220 
16.58.230 
16.58.232 
16.58.235 
16.58.240 



Chapter 16.58 
DEnNITIONS 



Definitions generally — Interpretation of language. 
Advertising receipts. 
Basic service. 
Reserved. 
Board. 
Cable Act. 
Cable service. 

Cable television system or system. 
Commission. 
Construction. 
County. 
Department- 
Director. 

Enhanced service. 
FCC. 
Reserved. 

Franchisee or grantee. 
Franchise payment period. 
Franchise property or facilities. 
Franchise report period. 
Gross revenues. 
Headend. 
Highway. 
Lease receipts. 
Leased channel. 
Reserved. 
Reserved. 

Ordinance No. 3597. 
PEG. 
PEG user. 
Person. 



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16.58.250 Public easement. 

16.58.260 Public entity. 

16.58.270 Road commissioner. 

16.58.280 Reserved. 

16.58-290 Section. 

16.58.295 Service. 

16.58.300 Service area. 

16.58.305 State-of-the-art. 

16.58.310 Subscriber. 

16.58.320 Tier(s) or tier(s) of service. 

16^8.010 Deflnitions generally — Interpretation of language. For the 

puipose of this Division 4, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations 
shall have the meaning given in this chapter. When not inconsistent with the 
context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural 
number include the singular number and words in the singular number include the 
plural number. The word **shair is always mandatory and not merely directory. 
(Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.020 Advertising receipts. *' Advertising receipts'" means any and all 
income, compensation, fees and other consideration received directly or indirectly 
by franchisee, derived from any form of advertising, relating directly or indirectly 
to franchisee's franchise activities and operations. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.030 Basic service. "Basic service'' means the simultaneous delivery 
by franchisee to television receivers (or any other suitable type of audio-video 
communication receivers) of any service other than an enhanced service distributed 
over the system, and at a minimum must include all public, educational and 
governmental use (PEG) channels and all broadcast channels required to be carried 
pursuant to federal law. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

1<>.58.040 Reserved. 

16.58.050 Board. ''Board" means board of supervisors of the county of Los 
Angeles. If any territory covered by the franchise comes within the limits of any 
incorporated city, then as to such incorporated area, "board" means the legislative 
body of such city. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.052 Cable Act. "Cable Act" means the Federal Cable Communications 
Policy Act of 1984, Pub.L. No. 98-549, 98 stat. 2779 (1984), which amends the 
Federal Communications Act of 1934, and as hereafter amended. (Ord. 88-0 159F 
§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.054 Cable service. "Cable service" means the one-way transmission 
to subscribers and institutional users of video programming and other programming 
services, together with return capability, if any. Examples of cable services include 
but are not limited to: video programming, pay-per-view, voter preference polls in 
the context of a video program, teletexts, one-way transmission of any computer 
software, and one-way videotex services, such as stock market information. (Ord. 
88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

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16.58.060 Cable television system or system. A. ^Cable television system'^ 
or "system" means a system of antennas, cables, wires, lines, towers, waveguides, 
microwaves, microwave, laser beam, flber optics, master antenna system, multiple 
distribution system, satellite, or any other conductors, converters, equipment or 
facilities designed and constructed for the purpose of producing, receiving, amplify- 
ing and distributing audio, video, voice, data signals, digital signals, fiber optic 
signals, and other forms of electronic or electrical signals, located in the unincorpo- 
rated area of the county of Los Angeles, and constructed or used for one or more 
of the following purposes: 

1 . Collecting and amplifying local and distant broadcast television or 
radio signals and distributing and transmitting them; 

2. Transmitting original cablecast programming not received through 
television broadcast signals; 

3. Transmitting television pictures, film and videotape programs not 
received through broadcast television signals, whether or not encoded or processed 
to permit reception by only selected receivers; 

4. Transmitting and receiving all other signals: digital, voice and 
audio- visual; 

5. Any other applications used in transmitting audio and/or visual 
signals. 

B. "Cable television system" or "the system" also means "community 
antenna television system" (as that term is used in Section 53066 of the Government 
Code of the State of California), "CATV system," "cable system" or "cable 
communications system." 

C. An exception to the above definition is a state or interstate common 
carrier over which Uie county of Los Angeles has no jurisdiction. (Ord. 8S-0159F 
§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.070 Commission. "Commission" means the business license commis- 
sion as provided for in that portion of the Administrative Code of the county set 
out at Chapter 2.54 of Title 2 of this code. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.075 Construction. "Construction" means any new construction, 
reconstruction, upgrade, mandatory extensions, or reconHgurations (e.g., converter 
change-out, channel upgrades) of the cable television system. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.58.080 County. "County" means the county of Los Angeles, state of 
California. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.100 Department "Department" means the department of consumer 
affairs, or its successor thereto, county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 95-0052 § 64, 1995: 
Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.110 Director. "Director" means director, department of consumer 
affairs, county of Los Angeles, or his authorized representative. (Ord. 95-0052 § 
65, 1995: Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 



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16.58.115 Enhanced service. "Enhanced service^ means any service 
distributed over the subscriber system for which there is a per channel(s), per 
unit(s), or per package charge to the subscriber. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 



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16^8.120 FCC. "FCC means the Federal Communications Commission, 
its designee or any successor thereto. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16^8.130 Reserved. 

1638.140 Franchisee or grantee. "Franchisee" or "grantee" means the per- 
son to whom the franchise is granted, and any person to whom it lawfully may be 
assigned. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.150 Fhinchise payment period. "Franchise payment period" means 
the period from the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise through 
December 31st of the year granting the franchise, and each calendar year thereafter, 
during the term of the franchise. (Ord. 88-0159F § I (part), 1988.) 

16.58.160 Fhinchise property or facilities. "Franchise property" or "facili- 
ties" means any and all property of the franchisee, including, but not limited to, 
service connections with the franchisee's facilities, whether installed by the fran- 
chisee or not, erected, constructed, installed, laid, operated or maintained in the 
unincorporated territory of the county pursuant to any right or privilege granted by 
the franchise. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.170 Fhinchise report period. "Franchise report period" in all cases 
means the period from the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise 
through December 3 1st of the year of granting the franchise, and each calendar year 
thereafter, during the term of the franchise. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

1638.175 Gross revenues. "Gross revenues" means any and all income, 
compensation, fees and other consideration received directly or indirectly by 
franchisee, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, and any other person or entity in 
which the franchisee has a financial interest or which has a financial interest in the 
franchisee, arising from or attributable to operation of the cable television system, 
including, but not limited to the following sources: 

A. Installation fees, disconnect and reconnect fees and fees for regular cable 
benefits, including the transmission of broadcast signals and access and local 
origination channels, if any, derived from its operations within the authorized 
franchise area; 

B. Basic subscriber receipts; 

C. Enhanced service receipts, including, but not limited to, income derived 
from per-program or per-channel charges; 

D. Advertising receipts; 

E. Lease receipts; 

F. Any other income from any source derived from franchisee's franchise 
operations. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.180 Headend. "Headend'* means the electronic processing center for 
distribution of the signals received from the master antenna. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.58.190 Highway. "Highway" means any public highway, including 
bridges, freeway (except a state freeway), street, road, alley, lane, trail or court, or 

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other public property or public easement as hereinafter defined, and above and 
below the same, which now exists or which may hereafter exist in any unincorpo- 
rated territory of the county and in which the county has the authority to grant a 
franchise. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16^8.200 Lease receipts. *'Lease receipts'* means any and all income, com- 
pensation, fees and other consideration received directly or indirectly by franchisee 
for the lease or rental of franchise property, and compensation for any service in 
connection therewith including but not limited to studio and equipment rental and 
production costs of any channel permitted or designated by the FCC to be so leased 
or rented, (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.205 Leased channel. "Leased channer means a channel on the cable 
system on which the franchisee shall provide open, widespread, and reasonable 
access to persons who desire to use said channel for commercial purposes, as 
defined in Section 612 of the Cable Act. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.210 Reserved. 

1638.220 Reserved. 

16J8.230 Ordiaance No. 3597. "Ordinance No. 3597" means county of 
Los Angeles Ordinance No. 3597, entitled "highway permit ordinance" adopted 
May 28, 1940, and as subsequently amended, and as set forth in Division 1 of this 
Title 16; or the provisions of whatever superseding or supplementary ordinance 
which is in force at that time. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.232 PEG. "PEG" means public, educational and governmental uses 
as defined in Section 611 of the Cable Act. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.235 PEG user. "PEG user" means a party utilizing a PEG channel for 
purposes of production or transmission of material to subscribers, as contrasted 
with receipt thereof in a subscriber capacity. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.240 Person. "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, asso- 
ciation, corporation, joint venture, company or other legally recognized entity, 
whether for-profit or not-for-profit, but shall not mean the county. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 
1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.250 Public easement. "Public easement" includes, but is not limited 
to, any easement created by dedication to the public, the county, or any public 
entity, for public-utility purposes or any other purpose whatsoever. (Ord. 88-0159F 
§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.260 Public entity. "Public entity" means any district or other political 
subdivision of which the board is ex officio the governing body, or the members of 
the board are ex officio members of the governing body. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

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16^8.270 Road commissioner. **Road commissioner'* means road commis- 
sioner of the county of Los Angeles. If any highway becomes a state highway, or if 
any territory covered by the franchise comes within the limits of any incorporated 
city, then as to such state highway or such incorporated area, "road commissioner" 
means the commission, board or officer of the state, or of such city, respectively, 
having powers and duties analogous or similar in such jurisdiction, respectively, to 
the powers and duties of the road commissioner in the unincorporated territory of 
the county. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.280 Reserved. 

1638.290 Section. "Section" means a section of the ordinance codified in 
this Division 4 of Title 16, unless some other ordinance or statute is mentioned. 
(Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58.295 Service. "Service" means any basic service, any enhanced serv- 
ice, or any other service, whether or not originated by the franchisee, which is 
offered to any subscriber in conjunction with, or which is distributed over, the 
system. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58300 Service area. "Service area" means that area of the county in 
which the franchisee is authorized to construct and operate, and provide service 
connections for, a cable television system pursuant to the terms and conditions of 
the franchise. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16J8J05 State-of-the-art. "State-of-the-art" means that level of technical 
performance or capacity, service, plant or other equipment, production or other 
facilities, or construction techniques for which there is a reasonable market 
demand and which has been developed and demonstrated to be workable and such 
that it would be economically feasible and viable in the franchise area during the 
term of the franchise. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58310 Subscriber. "Subscriber" means any person or entity lawfully 
receiving for any purpose any service of the franchisee's cable television system, 
including the ultimate recipient of any distribution of franchisee's service. (Ord. 88- 
0159F§1 (part), 1988.) 

16.58320 Tier(s) or tier(s) of service. "Tier(s) or "tier(s) of service" shall 
mean a grouping or groupings of program services on the cable television system 
which is marketed to subscribers for a single monthly or other charge. (Ord. 88- 
0159F§1 (part), 1988.) 



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Chapter 16.60 
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 

Sections: 

1 6.60.010 Title for citation. 

1 6.60.020 Purpose of Division 4 provisions. 

16.60.030 Continuation of provisions. 

16.60.040 Provisions incorporated by reference. 

1 6.60.050 Franchises granted before December 1 5, 1 978 — 

Continuation. 

1 6.60.060 Statutory provisions applicable. 

1 6. 60.070 Paramount jurisdiction of FCC or California Public Utilities 

Commission. 

1 6.60.080 Rights reserved to the county. 

16.60.090 Terms and conditions generally. 

1 6.60. 1 00 Franchise grant not exclusive. 

1 6.60. 1 05 Compliance with Division 4 provisions. 

1 6.60. 1 1 Acceptance of franchise. 

1 6.60. 115 Acknowledgment of right to franchise. 

1 6.60. 1 20 Term of the franchise. 

1 6.60. 1 30 Insurance and indemnification requirements. 

1 6.60. 1 40 Performance bond requirements. 

1 6.60. 1 45 Failure to procure or maintain required insurance and 

bonding. 

1 6.60. 1 50 Assignment of savings and loan certificates, certificates of 

deposit, cash deposits, or U.S. government securities in lieu 

of bond. 

1 6.60. 1 5 5 Letter of credit or security fund. 

1 6.60. 1 57 Liquidated damages. 

1 6.60. 1 60 Grant and forfeiture conditions. 

1 6.60. 1 65 Costs of technical assistance. 

1 6.60. 1 70 Sale, transfer, stock transfer, lease, assignment, hypothecation 

or change in control of franchise — Conditions. 

1 6.60. 1 75 Overlapping franchise areas held by one franchisee. 

1 6.60. 1 80 Franchise fee — Report requirements. 

1 6.60. 1 82 Reports to director or department. 

1 6. 60. 1 85 Reports to director of public works. 

1 6.60. 1 90 Liability and indemniHcation. 

1 6.60.200 Additional terms and conditions. 

1 6. 60.2 1 Permit required for certain work. 

1 6.60.220 Area under franchise — Rights of franchise. 

1 6.60.230 Purchase of franchise property by county. 

1 6. 60.240 I^r employment practices — Statutory provisions 

incorporated by reference. 

16.60.250 Access to trenches. 

1 6.60.260 Nonenforcement not a waiver. 

1 6. 60.270 Modification and extension of term of franchise. 

16.60.280 Illegal tapping. 

16.60.290 Tampering. 

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16.60.010 

1 6.60.295 Enforcement against illegal tapping or tampering. 
16.60.300 Severability. 

16.60.010 Title for citation. The ordinance codified in Division 4 of this 
Title 16 shall be known and may be cited as the "Master Cable Television System 
Franchise Ordinance" or "Master CATV Ordinance.* (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.60.020 Purpose of Division 4 provisions. It is the purpose of the ordi- 
nance codified in this Division 4 to standardize practices in the cable television 
industry, to provide for the unified administration of cable television franchises, to 
regulate rates to the extent allowable by federal, state and local laws when necessary 
for the public good, and to regulate the operation of franchises for the purpose of 
protecting and promoting the public health, safety and welfare in the interests of the 
subscriber, franchisee, and the public. (Ord. 88-01 59F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.030 Continuation of provisions. The provisions of this Division 4, 
insofar as they are substantially the same as existing ordinance provisions relating 
to the same subject matter, shall be construed as restatements and continuations 
thereof, and not as new enactments. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.040 Provisions incorporated by reference. In addition to the terms 
and conditions set out in this Division 4, the franchise is granted under the same 
terms and conditions contained in Sections 16.38.040, 16.38.120, 16.38.130, 
16.38.160, 16.38.250 through 16.38.280, 16.38.300, 16.38.310, 16.38.330, 16.38.340, 
16.38.380 through 16.38.400, 16.38.430, 16.38.450 and 16.38.460 and Chapter 16.40 
of Division 3 of this title as if they were contained in this Division 4 of Title 16. In 
the event the terms and conditions hereof conflict with the terms and conditions of 
Ordinance 7468, as set forth in Division 3 of this title, the terms and conditions 
hereof shall control. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (pan), 1988.) 

16.60.050 Fhinchises granted before December 15, 1978 — Continuation. 

Article X (beginning with Section lOOI) of Ordinance 7468, entitled "the basic 
franchise ordinance," adopted February 3, 1959, as in effect immediately prior to 
the effective date of the ordinance codified in this Division 4, shall continue in 
effect notwithstanding its repeal by the provisions hereof, as to all franchises 
granted prior to December 15, 1978, the effective date of the ordinance codified in 
this Division 4, which refer to, or incorporate by reference Ordinance 7468, or 
Article X of said Ordinance 7468. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.060 Statutory provisions applicable. Ail franchises for a cable televi- 
sion system shall be granted pursuant to Section 53066 of the Government Code of 
the state of California. (Ord. 88-0159F§ I (part), 1988.) 

16.60.070 Paramount jurisdiction of FCC or California Public Utilities 
Commission. Whenever the FCC or the Public Utilities Commission of the state of 
California or any other federal or state body or agency shall now or hereafter 
exercise any paramount jurisdiction over any specific provisions of the franchise, 
such paramount jurisdiction shall preempt or preclude the exercise of like jurisdic- 
tion by the county. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

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16.60.080 Rights reserved to the coanty. A. The rights reserved to the county 
under this Division 4 are in addition to all other rights of the county, whether 
reserved by this Division 4 or authorized by law, and no action, proceeding or 
exercise of a right shall affect any other rights which may be held by the county. 
Franchisee, by acceptance of the franchise, agrees to be bound thereby and to 
comply with any action or requirement of the county in its exercise of any such right 
or power. 

B. County shall have the right to waive any provision of the franchise, 
except those required by federal or state regulation, if the director determines: 

1. That it is in the public interest to do so; or 

2. That the enforcement of such provision will impose an undue 
hardship on the franchisee or the subscribers. 

C. Wherever the franchise requires that an action be taken or not taken by 
the franchisee or the county on the basis of operational, technological or economic 
feasibility or viability, the franchisee shall have the burden of demonstrating the 
existence or lack, as applicable, of said feasibility or viability. 

D. The county shall have the power and right at all times for the duration of 
the franchise to require franchisee to conform to rules and regulations governing 
the operation of cable television systems now or hereafter adopted by the board. 
(Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.090 Terms and conditions generally. Every franchise granted by the 
county after December 15, 1978, to construct from time to time and, for the period 
covered by the franchise, to maintain and operate a cable television system in the 
unincorporated territory of the county of Los Angeles, and to maintain, operate, 
renew, repair and remove lines and cables for the transmission of television and 
radio signals, together with all appurtenances and service connections necessary or 
convenient for the provision of a cable television system in, under, along or across 
any and all service areas, highways, public properties and public easements in the 
unincorporated territory of the county of Los Angeles, except as otherwise provided 
in the ordinance granting the franchise, shall be granted upon and be subject to the 
rules, regulations, restrictions and terms and conditions of this Division 4, in 
addition to such of the terms and conditions of those provisions of Chapters 16.38 
and 16.40 of Division 3 of this title, as are incorporated by reference in this Division 
4, and in addition to those rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions set 
forth in the ordinance granting the franchise. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.100 Franchise grant not exclusive. The granting of the franchise shall 
not be construed to prevent the county from granting any identical or similar 
franchise to any person other than the franchisee. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.105 Compliance with Division 4 provisions. Nothing contained in this 

Division 4 shall ever be construed so as to exempt the franchisee from compliance 
with all ordinances, rules or regulations of the county now in effect or which may be 
hereafter adopted which are not inconsistent with the terms of the franchise. (Ord. 
88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.110 Acceptance of franchise. The franchisee shall, within 30 days after 
the passage of the ordinance granting the franchise, file with the executive officer- 

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clerk of the board, an express and unconditional written acceptance of the tenns 
and conditions of said ordinance; provided, however, that as to franchises granted 
to the United States of America, use will constitute acceptance. 

A. The parent entity, if any, of the franchisee, shall file a letter with the 
county, concurrent with the franchisee's letter of acceptance, which guarantees the 
performance of each and every term, covenant and condition imposed on the 
franchisee pursuant to the franchise. 

B. The franchisee's letter of acceptance shall be signed by a duly authorized 
representative or representatives of the franchisee, whose signature(s) shall be 
acknowledged by a notary, and shall be accompanied by the performance bond, 
letter of credit, and evidence of insurance required by this Division and by the 
ordinance granting the franchise. 

C. The ordinance granting the franchise shall be rendered null and void 
until such time as the franchisee meets the acceptance criteria contained in this 
section. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.115 Acknowledgment of right to franchise. The franchisee, by accept- 
ance of the franchise granted pursuant to the ordinance, expressly acknowledges 
and accepts the right of the county to issue a franchise. Franchisee further acknowl- 
edges and accepts the right of the county to exercise directly or delegate its reg- 
ulatory power to a subordinate body or its officers, employees, agencies, 
committees, or departments to ensure the proper implementation of the fianchise. 
(Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.120 Term of the franchise. Unless the ordinance granting the fran- 
chise provides otherwise, the term of the franchise shall be 15 years. (Ord. 88-01 59F 
§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.130 Insurance and indemnification requirements. A. 1 . The fi^nchisee 
shall, at its sole expense, indemnify, defend and save harmless the county, its 
agents, officers and employees from and against any and all liability, expense, 
including defense costs and legal fees, and claims for damages of any nature 
whatsoever, including, but not limited to, bodily injury, death, personal injury, or 
property damage, including property of the franchisee, arising from or connected 
with either directly or indirectly, franchisee's activities, operations or services 
hereunder, including any Workers' Compensation suits, liability or expense, arising 
from or connected with services performed on behalf of franchisee by any person 
pursuant to this franchise. 

2. Nothing herein shall be deemed to prevent the parties indemnified 
and held harmless herein from participating in the defense of any litigation by their 
own counsel at the franchisee's sole expense. Such participation shall not under any 
circumstances relieve the franchisee fi'om its duty of defense against liability or of 
paying any judgment entered against such party. 

B. Without limiting franchisee's indemnification of county pursuant to 
subsection (A)(1) and Section 16.60.190, franchiseee shall provide and maintain at 
its own expense during the term of the franchise, the following programs of 
insurance covering its operations hereunder. Such insurance shall be provided by 
insurer(s) satisfactory to director and satisfactory evidence of such programs shall 
be delivered to the county, on or before the effective date of the franchise. Insurance 
policies and certificates evidencing coverage shall name the county of Los Angeles, 

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its officers, agents, and employees as additional insureds in respect to franchisee's 
operations under the firanchise. Such evidence shall specifically identify the fran- 
chise and shall contain express conditions that county is to be given written notice 
by registered mail at least 60 days in advance of any modification or termination of 
any program of insurance: 

1. Liability. Such insurance shall be primary to and not contributing 
with any other insurance maintained by county, shall name the county of Los 
Angeles, its officers, agents, and employees as additional insureds, and shall 
include, but not be Umited to: 

a. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance endorsed for 
Premises-Operations, Products/Completed Operations, Contractual, Broad Form 
Property Damage and Personal Injury with a combined single limit of not less than 
$1,000,000.00 per occurrence. If the above insurance is written on a Qaims Made 
Form, such insurance shall be endorsed to provide an extended reporting period of 
not less than five years following termination of the policy. 

b. Comprehensive Auto Liability Insurance endorsed for all 
owned, non-owned, and hired vehicles with a combined single limit of at least 
$1,000,000.00 per occurrence. 

c. Said amounts of coverage shall be subject to review and 
adjustment by the county, at county's sole option, at any time during the term of the 
franchise. In the event of such adjustment, franchisee agrees to provide such 
amounts as are determined by county, within 30 days after written notice to do so 
from the county. 

2. Workers' Compensation. A program of Workers' Compensation 
Insurance in an amount and form to meet all applicable requirements of the Labor 
Code of the state of California, including Employers Liability Insurance with a 
$150,000.00 limit, covering all persons providing services on behalf of franchisee 
and all risks to such persons under the franchise. Franchisee may provide, if 
applicable, a certificate of consent to self-insure, issued by the Director of Industrial 
Relations of the state of California. Should firanchisee utiUze the self-insurance 
provision of this section, and franchisee's certification of consent to self-insure 
expire or be revoked, franchisee shall be required to provide a program of Workers' 
Compensation Insurance prior to or upon said expiration or revocation. 

C. Franchisee shall furnish the director, prior to commencement of any 
franchise operations, either certified copies of said policies required by subsection 
B of this section, or a certificate of insurance for each of the required policies 
executed by the company issuing the policy, certifying that the policy is in force. 

D. No franchise operations shall commence until franchisee has complied 
with aforementioned provisions of this section, and any such operations shall be 
suspended during any period that franchisee fails to maintain said policies in full 
force and effect. 

E. It shall be the franchisee's obligation to provide evidence of current 
insurance policies. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.140 Performance bond requirements. A. On or before the effective 
date of the ordinance granting the franchise, franchisee shall furnish the director 
with a bond, payable to the county of Los Angeles, in a form and executed by a 
corporate surety acceptable to county and licensed to transact business as a surety 
in the state of California. Such a bond shall be maintained in fiill force and effect at 
all times during the term of the franchise and shall be in favor of the county in the 

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penal sum of $50,000.00, or such other sum as may be specifically provided for in 
the ordinance granting the franchise. Said bond to be conditioned upon faithful 
performance by franchisee of the terms and conditions of the franchise and shall 
provide that, in case of any breach of condition of the bond, the whole amount of 
the penal sum shall be deemed to be liquidated damages and shall be payable to the 
county by the principal and sureties of the bond. If said bond is not filed as 
aforesaid, the award of the franchise may be set aside and the ordinance granting the 
franchise repealed and any money paid in consideration for said award of franchise 
shall be deemed forfeited. The performance bond may be required in addition to a 
letter of credit or establishment of a security fund pursuant to Section 16.60.155. 
The rights reserved with respect to said performance bond are in addition to all 
other rights of the county. 

B. The amounts of said bond shall be subject to review and adjustment by 
the county, at county's sole discretion, at any time during the term of the franchise. 
In the event of such adjustment, franchisee agrees to renew said bond, in an amount 
as determined by the county, with sureties to be approved by the county, within 30 
days after written notice to do so from the county. 

C. Said performance bond shall continue to exist for one year following the 
director's approval of any sale, transfer, assignment or other change of ownership of 
the franchise, or of the expiration or termination of the franchise, only for the 
purpose of assuring franchisee's faithful performance under the terms and condi- 
tions of the franchise prior to the date of approval of said change of ownership, or of 
expiraton or termination. The director may release said bond prior to the end of the 
one-year period upon satisfaction by franchisee of all said obligations under the 
franchise. 

D. No franchise operations shall commence until franchisee has complied 
with the aforementioned provisions of this section, and any such operations shall 
be suspended during any period that franchisee fails to maintain said bond in full 
force and effect. 

E- It shall be the franchisee's obligation to provide evidence of current 
bonding coverage. (Ord. 88-01 59F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.145 Failure to procure or maintain required insurance and bonding. 

Failure on the part of the franchisee to procure or maintain insurance and bonding 
as required under the franchise shall constitute a material breach of the franchise 
upon which the county may immediately terminate or suspend this franchise. (Ord. 
88-0159F§i (part), 1988.) 

16.60.150 Assignment of savings and loan certificates, certificates of 
deposit, cash deposits, or VS. government securities in lieu of i)ond. At its sole 
discretion, the county may accept assignments of savings and loan certificates, 
certificates of deposit, cash deposits, or U.S. government securities in lieu of 
commercial bonds to meet above bonding requirements. Such alternate bonds shall 
be made payable to the county and shall be deposited with the county's auditor- 
controller in the same amount as required on such bond. Assignment of savings and 
loan certificates shall be subject to all of the Administrative Code provisions set out 
at Chapter 4.36 of this code. Earnings, if any, on the security provided shall accrue 
to the franchisee. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.155 Letter of credit or security fund. A. In addition to the performance 
bond required in Section 16.60.140, the county may require a clean, irrevocable 

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letter of credit or establishment of a security fimd, to be maintained in an amount to 
be specified in the ordinance granting the franchise, as security for compliance with 
time and performance requirements of the franchise. In the event the county 
withdraws any funds from any such instrument(s), franchisee shall replenish the 
amount withdrawn within ten business days. The rights reserved with respect to a 
letter of credit or a security fund are in addition to all other rights of the county. 
(Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60 J57 Liquidated damages. A. By acceptance of a franchise granted by 
the county, the franchisee understands and shall agree that failure to comply with 
any time and performance requirements as stipulated in this ordinance and the 
ordinance granting the franchise (^'franchise agreement*^) will result in damages to 
the county, and that it is and will be impractical to determine the actual amount of 
such damage in the event of delay or nonperformance. Each of the amounts set 
forth below has been set in recognition of the difficulty in affixing actual damages 
arising from breach of the franchise agreement. The franchise agreement may 
include provisions, where applicable, for liquidated damages to be paid to the 
county by the franchisee, in the following amounts, or amounts set forth in the 
franchise agreement, and chargeable to the letter of credit or security fund, should 
franchisee not make payment within 30 days of written notice by county that the 
following amounts are due for the following concerns: 

1. Eiilure to complete system construction in accordance with fran- 
chise agreement, unless the director approves the delay due to the occurrence of 
conditions beyond franchisee's control: $500.00 per day for each day, or part 
thereof, that the deficiency continues. 

2. Biilure to provide data, documents, or reports within ten days 
after written request, or within such longer time as may be specified in said request: 
$50.00 per day for each day, or part thereof, that each violation continues. 

3. Failure to test, analyze and report on the performance of the 
system following a written request pursuant to the franchise agreement within such 
time as may be specified in said request: $100.00 per day for each day, or part 
thereof, that such noncompliance continues. 

4. Failure to provide in a continuing manner the type of services 
proposed in the franchisee's application as incorporated into the ordinance grant- 
ing the franchise, unless the director approves a delay or change, or the franchisee 
has obtained a modification of its obligation under Section 625 of the Cable Act: 
$500.00 per day for each day, or part thereof, that each noncompliance continues. 

5. Failure to construct cable system to an area meeting the density 
requirements following a written request therefor, within such time as may be 
specified in said request $100.00 per day for each day, or part thereof, that each 
noncompliance continues. 

6. Failure to provide required notices to subscribers: one dollar per 
subscriber per month for each month, or part thereof, that each noncompliance 
continues. 

7. Failure to provide current evidence of insurance and bonding: 
$100.00 per month for each month, or part thereof, that each noncompliance 
continues. Nothing in this section shall preclude immediate termination or suspen- 
sion of franchise as provided for under Section 16.60.145 for franchisee's failure to 
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8. Nothing in this section shall preclude further liquidated damages 
as agreed upon by the parties in the franchise agreement. 

B. If the director determines that the franchisee is liable for liquidated 
damages, the director shall issue to franchisee by certified mail written notice of 
intention to assess liquidated damages. Assessments shall begin to accrue as of the 
date of the written notice and as set forth in said notice. The notice shall set forth the 
basis for the assessment and give the franchisee a reasonable time in which to 
remedy the violation. 

C. The franchisee shall have the right to appeal any notice to the director, 
by certified mail, within 15 days of receipt of notice. The director shall hold an 
administrative hearing within 60 days of receipt of an appeal. The director's 
decision shall be final. 

D. If franchisee does not appeal the notice within said 15-day period, 
franchisee shall pay the amount(s) of liquidated damages as indicated in the notice. 
If payment is not paid as provided for in this section, county may draw against the 
letter of credit or security fund in the specified amounts. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.60.160 Grant and forfeiture conditions. A. The franchise is granted and 
shall be held and enjoyed upon each and every condition contained in the ordi- 
nance granting the franchise and each and every condition contained in this 
Division 4, and shall ever be strictly construed against the franchisee. 

B. In addition to all other rights and powers retained by the county under 
this Division or otherwise, the county reserves the right to suspend or revoke and 
terminate a franchise and all rights and privileges of a franchisee in the event of a 
material breach of its terms and conditions. In interpreting this section, material 
provisions shall include all labeled as such and all others, which, under all the facts 
and circumstances indicated, are a significant provision of the franchise agreement. 
A material breach by franchisee shall include but shall not be limited to the 
following: 

1. Violation of any material provision of the franchise or any mate- 
rial rule, order, regulation or determination of the county made pursuant to the 
franchise; 

2. Attempt to evade any material provision of the franchise or prac- 
tice any fraud or deceit upon the county or its subscribers or customers; 

3. Failure to begin or complete system construction, reconstruction 
or system extensions as provided under the franchise; 

4. Failure to provide the types of facilities, equipment or services 
promised; 

5. Material misrepresentation of fact in the application for or nego- 
tiation of the franchise. 

The foregoing shall not constitute a material breach if in the opinion of the 
board the violation occurs without fault of the franchisee or occurs as a result of 
circumstances beyond its control. Franchisee shall not be excused by mere eco- 
nomic hardship nor by misfeasance or malfeasance of its shareholders, directors, 
officers or employees. 

C. The director, prior to any suspension or revocation and termination of 
the franchise, shall give to the franchisee not less than ten days' notice in writing of 
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the work of compliance or, after such a beginning, does not prosecute the work with 
due diligence to completion, the board shall hold a hearing, at which the franchisee 
shall have the right to appear and be heard. Notice of said hearing shall be given to 
franchisee by certified mail not less than ten days before said hearing. 

D. Upon the conclusion of the hearing, the board may determine whether 
such conditions are material and essential to the franchise and whether the fran- 
chisee is in default with respect thereto and may declare the franchise suspended or 
revoked and terminated. No revocation and termination shall become effective 
less than 30 days after the board's declaration to revoke and terminate; and no lapse 
of time, expenditure or any other thing shall be deemed to give the franchisee any 
vested right or interest in the continuation of the franchise granted. (Ord. 88-01 59F 
§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.165 Costs of technical assistance. Franchisee shall pay the costs 
incurred by the county for any technical assistance deemed necessary by the county 
for obtaining independent verification of technical compliance with all franchise 
imposed standards. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.170 Sale, transfer, stock transfer, lease, assignment, hypothecation or 
change in control of franchise — Conditions. A. 1. The franchisee shall not sell, 
transfer, assign, lease, hypothecate, place in trust or change the control of the 
franchise or any part thereof, except with the prior consent of the director, and after 
payment of the fees required by Section 16.62.025. Director's consent shall not be 
unreasonably withheld. As used in this section, ^transfer" includes stock transfer 
and **contror' includes actual working control in whatever manner exercised. 

2. Franchisee shall inform the director of any pending sale, transfer, 
lease, assignment, hypothecation, placing in trust or change in control, except as 
excluded in subsection B. Transferor and transferee must file an application for 
director's consent to transfer control of or assign the franchise as set forth in 
subsections D and E. Such applications shall be accompanied by the fees required 
in Section 16.62.025(A) and shall be signed by duly authorized representative(s) 
and the signature(s) acknowledged by a notary. 

3. Franchisee shall file with director a certified copy of the duly 
executed instrument of such sale, transfer, assignment, lease, hypothecation, trust 
or change in control within 30 days of the eftective date of such sale, transfer, 
assignment, lease, hypothecation, trust or change in control. If such duly executed 
instrument is not filed with the director within 30 days after the effective date of 
such sale, transfer, assignment, lease, hypothecation, trust or change in control, 
then upon the expiration of said 30 days, the franchise shall be subject to forfeiture 
and the board may, without notice, by ordinance repeal the fianchise. 

4. As a condition to the granting of consent to such sale, transfer, 
assignment, lease, hypothecation, trust or change in control, the board may impose 
siich additional terms and conditions upon the franchise and upon the grantee or 
assignee which the director recommends or the board deems to be in the public 
interest. Such additional terms and conditions shall be expressed by ordinance. 
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to grant to the franchisee the right to 
sell, transfer, assign, lease, hypothecate, place in trust or change control of the 
franchise or any part thereof, except in the manner aforesaid. This section applies to 
any assignment, whether by operation of law, by voluntary act of the franchisee, or 
otherwise. 

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B. Shareholders and/or partners of franchisee may transfer, sell, exchange, 
assign or divest themselves of any interest they may have therein. However, in the 
event any such sale, transfer, exchange, assignment, divestment or other change is 
effected in such a way as to give control of or 25 percent or more interest in 
franchisee to any persons, corporation, partnership or legal entity other than the 
controlling interest therein on the effective date of the franchise or the effective date 
of last assignment, sale, transfer, or other action which required board's or direc- 
tor's consent, consent thereof shall be required. 

C. Consent to any such transfer shall only be refused if the director finds 
that the franchisee is in noncompliance with terms and conditions of the franchise 
and/or that the transferee is lacking in experience and/or financial ability to operate 
the cable television system authorized by the franchise. 

D. Transferor's (assignor's) application shall include: 

1. Identification and ownership of transferee. In its application for 
consent, transferor shall identify the transferee and its ownership in the same detail 
as if transferee were an applicant for an initial grant 

2. A copy of the complaint record as identified in Section 
16.68.120(D). 

3. Financial Statements. Current financial statements showing the 
financial condition of the franchise as of the date of the application. Transferor shall 
also agree to submit financial statements showing the condition of franchise as of 
the closing. Said financial statements shall have been audited and certified by an 
independent certified public accountant, and shall be submitted within 90 days of 
the closing. 

4. The submittal of a final accounting and report of franchise fees set 
forth in Chapter 16.64 within 30 days of the effective date of approval of transfer/ 
assignment of the franchise, or of the date of close of the transfer/assignment. The 
transferee shall be responsible for any underpayment, and shall be entitled to a 
credit for any overpayment. 

E. Transferee's (assignee's) application shall include: 

1. A speciHc and complete response to the criteria set forth in Section 
16.62.020 (Contents of application) in as complete a form as if transferee were 
applying for an initial franchise. 

2. Current financial statements of proposed transferee and other 
such information and data, including but not limited to sources of capital, as will 
demonstrate conclusively that transferee has all the financial resources necessary to 
acquire the cable television system, carry out all of the terms and conditions of the 
franchise, remedy any and all defaults and violations of the provisions of this 
division and of the ordinance granting the franchise in the transferor's past and 
present operations, make such other improvements and additions as may be 
required or proposed in the services and facilities, including but not limited to 
upgrading, rebuilds, and extensions of facilities and equipment. 

3. A statement of any changes in rates and charges which transferee 
proposes to make during the first three years following approval of the transfer or 
assignment. 

4. An express and unconditional written acceptance of the terms and 
conditions of the existing franchise, and the franchise as modified, as a condition to 
the transfer, accompanied by such guarantees as meet the requirements of Section 
16.60.110(A) and (B). 

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5. A summary of the plans and commitments of the transferee to 
remedy the specific defaults and violations, if any, in the operations of the cable 
operator (transferor) under the existing franchise. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60 J75 Overlapping franchise areas held by one franchisee. In the event a 
franchisee acquires an additional franchise which results in the overlapping in 
whole or in part of any franchise service area(s), the director shall determine which 
of the two franchises shall prevail as to the overlapping area(s), and the franchise 
service area granted in the nonprevailing franchise shall be reduced by ordinance to 
delete the overlapping area(s). (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.180 Franchise fee — Report requirements. A. The franchisee, during 
the term of the franchise, within 60 days after the expiration of each calendar year, 
shall file with the county auditor-controller and the department, one copy to each, 
of a report verified by the oath of the franchisee, or by the oath of a duly authorized 
representative of the franchisee, setting forth in detail the computation of the 
amount of the franchise payment due for the immediately preceding calendar year. 
For each physically separate transmission and distribution system, any portion of 
which is located within the franchise area, the report shall contain: 

1. A detailed profit and loss statement showing all gross receipts and 
expenses derived from the franchisee's franchise operations during the reporting 
period. 

2. The total number of service connections in operation as of the last 
day of the calendar year. 

B. Franchisee shall also provide on request such additional data as is 
reasonably necessary in the opinion of the county auditor-controller to calculate or 
verify the calculation of the annual payment required by Section 16.64.010. (Ord. 
88-0159F§l (part), 1988.) 

16.60.182 Reports to director or department. Franchisee shall file with direc- 
tor or department, as applicable, the following reports: 

A. An annual cable report, including but not limited to an annual status 
report, and a construction report, if applicable, in a form prepared by the director, 
to the department on or before January 31st of each year, or as determined by 
department. Franchisee shall include a copy of the most recent annual Equal 
Employment Opportunity report filed pursuant to Section 634 of the Cable Act. 

B. Other reports, documents, data and anual proof of performance as 
deemed necessary by director for the administration and review of franchisee's 
performance under the terms and conditions of the franchise. 

C. Within 60 days of the effective date of the ordinance granting the 
franchise, franchisee shall begin submittal to the department of a monthly con- 
struction activity report refleaing the construction status for the preceding month. 
The report shall include the status of permits, number of miles constructed, 
niimber of homes passed, any conditions which may affect the construction sched- 
ule, and any other information required by the director. Unless otherwise 
instructed by the director, such monthly reports will be required until completion 
of construction activities. 

D. After completion of initial construction, at such times as construction or 
reconstruction activities are undertaken during the term of the franchise, fran- 
chisee shall be required to submit quarterly construction reports containing the 
information required in subsection C. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

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16.60.185 Reports to director of public works. The franchisee, during the 
term of the franchise, within 60 days after the expiration of each calendar year, 
shall: 

A. File a report with the director of public works, which shall contain a 
street and highway map or maps of any convenient scale on which shall be plotted 
the location of the headend facilities and the entire transmission and distribution 
system or systems covered by the report as of the last day of the franchise payment 
period, with all that part of said system or systems located in county highways 
indicated by distinctive coloration or symbols. The submission of this map or maps 
for general reference purposes shall not relieve franchisee of the obligation to file 
with the director of public works the more detailed map or maps required by 
Section 16.38.120, as incorporated by reference herein. Franchisee shall also pro- 
vide on request such additional data as is reasonably necessary in the opinion of the 
county auditor-controller to calculate or verify the calculation of the annual pay- 
ment required by Section 16.64.020. 

B. File with the director of public works a report in duplicate showing: 

1. The permit number of each permit obtained for the doing of any 
work under the franchise for which a permit is required during the immediately 
preceding franchise report period; 

2. ' The lineal length of lines and cables installed pursuant to each 
permit during the immediately preceding franchise report period. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 
1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.190 Liability and indemnification. A. Franchisee shall indemnify and 
hold county harmless from and against any and all loss, damages, liability, claims, 
suits, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, regardless of the 
merit or outcome of any such claim or suit, claimed or arising from any negligent or 
intentional act or omission of franchisee, its officers, employees, agents or sub- 
contractors, arising from activities or work conducted pursuant to the fhmchise. 

B. Franchisee shall indemnify, defend and save harmless the county, its 
officers, agents and employees, from and against any and all claims and losses 
whatsoever, including reasonable attorneys' fees, accruing or resulting to any and 
all persons, firms or corporations furnishing or supplying work, services, materials, 
equipment or supplies in connection with activities or work conducted or per- 
formed pursuant to the franchise and arising out of such activities or work, and 
from any and all claims and losses whatsoever, including reasonable attorneys' fees, 
accruing or resulting to any person, firm or corporation for damage, injury or death 
arising out of franchisee's franchise operations. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.200 Additional terms and conditions. In addition to the provisions of 
Section 16.60.170, any time a franchisee applies for a change in territory, service 
area, or bonding, the board may impose such additional terms and conditions upon 
the franchisee and upon the grantee or assignee which the board may deem to be in 
the public interest. Such additional terms and conditions shall be expressed by 
ordinance. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.210 Permit required for certain work. Notwithstanding the granting of 
a franchise, the franchisee shall not be authorized to do any work under the 
franchise for which the issuance of a permit is required unless such a permit is 
issued for such work. Additional bonding, certificates of deposit, evidences of 

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insurance or other documentation may be required by other county departments 
prior to the issuance of such permits. The franchisee shall not have an absolute right 
to the issuance of such a permit. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.220 Area under franchise — Rights of franchise. Unless the ordi- 
nance granting the franchise provides otherwise, the franchise shall authorize the 
exercise of the rights and privileges granted by the franchise in the service areas, 
highways, public properties and public easements as may be described in the 
ordinance granting the franchise and such additional service areas, highways, 
public properties and public easements as may from time to time be approved by 
the board. (Ord. 88-0l59F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.230 Purchase of franchise property by county. A. The county, or its 
successor in authority, including any city now existing or hereafter formed in the 
territory included in the franchise, (hereinafter collectively called "county*'), upon 
termination or forfeiture of the franchise, or at any time during the term of the 
franchise and, after five years from the effective date of the ordinance granting the 
franchise, shall have the option to purchase all or part of the franchise property, 
upon making reasonable compensation therefor. County's right to purchase the 
franchise property hereunder shall not be construed as a waiver of any other rights 
county may have. In the event the county elects to purchase the franchise property 
in accordance herewith, the compensation shall be computed as provided in F^rt 3, 
Title 7, Chapter 9, Article 4 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the state of California, 
provided further, that such purchase shall be at an equitable price, which shall not 
include compensation for loss of goodwill or any valuation of the franchise itself or 
of any of the rights or privileges granted by the franchise. Other terms and condi- 
tions of the sale shall be mutually agreed upon by the parties. 

B. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of any franchise granted after 
December 29, 1984, if a renewal of said franchise is denied, any acquisition of the 
cable system by the county shall be at fair market value, determined on the basis of 
the cable system valued as a going concern but with ho value allocated to the 
franchise itself. 

C. In the event the franchise is revoked and terminated and the county 
elects not to purchase the franchise property hereunder, franchisee agrees to waive 
all claims for damages or compensation which it may have against the county as a 
result of such revocation and termination; provided, however, franchisee does not 
hereby waive its rights to a judicial determination of the validity of such revocation 
and termination. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.240 Fair employment practices — Statutory provisions incorporated 
by reference. Franchisee shall not make any discrimination, distinction or 
restriction on account of color, race, religion, sex, ancestry or national origin 
contrary to the provisions of Section 51 of the Civil Code of the state of California, 
which is incorporated herein by reference. All applicable provisions of Sections 
12900 through 12996 of the Government Code of the state of California (California 
Esiir Employment and Housing Act) are hereby incorporated herein by reference. 
Franchisee further agrees to comply with applicable antidiscrimination provisions 
of Section 634 of the Cable Act. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 



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16.60.250 Access to trenches. A. In cases of new construction or property 
development where utilities are to be placed underground, franchisee(s) shall, if 
practical, install underground cable at the same time and in the same trenches as the 
public improvements (e.g., communications, electric, gas, water) are installed. 

B. If franchisee is notified of the date the trenches are available and fails to 
install its conduit and/or cable within five working days of the date the trenches are 
available, and the trenches are thereafter closed after the five-day period, the cost of 
new trenching is to be borne by the franchisee(s). 

C. The requirements of subsections A and B shall not apply unless the 
property owner offers franchisee the same terms with respect to availability and 
cost of trenching for undergrounding as are offered to other trench users, if any. 

D. In the event that a subdi vider, property developer or an entity owned by, 
associated with or under the control of a subdi vider or developer has a franchise to 
provide cable services to an area including its property development(s), said 
franchisee shall be required to make access to the utility trenches in said develop- 
ment(s) available to all franchisees authorized to provide cable services to an area 
including said deveiopment(s). Access shall be provided at the same terms with 
respect to availability and cost of trenching for undergrounding as is provided to 
other trench users, if any (Ord. 88-0159F § I (part), 1988.) 

16.60.260 Nonenforcement not a waiver. The franchisee shall not be excused 
from complying with any of the requirements of the ordinance by any failure of the 
county on any one or more occasions to insist upon or seek compliance with any 
such terms or conditions. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.270 Modification and extension of term of franchise. At any time 
during the initial franchise term, but no later than 36 months prior to the expiration 
of said initial franchise term, the county and the franchisee may agree to renegotiate 
all or any pa^of the franchise. The franchisee shall submit a copy of the complaint 
record as identified in Section 16.68.120(D). As a result of such negotiation, the 
board may grant by ordinance an extension of the franchise term for a period of up 
to 15 years, subject to the franchisee's agreement to comply fully with the franchise 
and all amendments or other modifications to the franchise as may be agreed upon 
by the parties. The provisions of Chapter 16.69 shall not apply to this section. (Ord. 
88-0159F§l (part), 1988.) 

16.60.280 Illegal tapping. It shall be unlawful for any person to make or use 
any unauthorized connection, whether physically, acoustically, inductively or 
otherwise, with any part of a cable television system for which a franchise has been 
issued, for the purpose of taking or receiving or enabling himself or others to receive 
or use any television signals, radio signals, picture, program or sound, without 
payment to the owner of said system. (Ord. 88-01 59F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.60.290 Tampering. It shall be unlawful for any person, without the 
consent of the owner, to wilfully tamper with, remove, injure or vandalize any part 
of such a cable television system including any cables, wires or equipment used for 
distribution of television signals, radio signals, pictures, programs or sound. (Ord. 
88-0159F§l (part), 1988.) 



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16.60.295 Enforcement against illegal tapping or tampering. Enforcement 
shall be according to appropriate federal, state or local law. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.60300 Severability. If any provision of the franchise or the application 
of the franchise to any person or circumstance is held invalid by a court of 
competent jurisdiction or is not in compliance with any requirement of the Public 
Utilities Commission of the state of California, the Federal Communications 
Commission, or any other federal or state body or agency having jurisdiction over 
franchisee's franchise activities, the remainder of the franchise, or the application 
of the franchise to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held 
invalid or not in such compliance, shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 88-0 1 59F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 



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Chapter 16.62 
APPUCATION FOR FRANCHISE 

Sections: 

16.62.010 Filing. 

1 6.62.0 1 5 Proprietary infonnation. 

16.62.020 Contents of application. 

16.62.025 Franchise processing fee. 

1 6.62.030 Distribution of copies. 

1 6.62.040 Deposit of publication and notice costs. 

1 6.62.050 Public hearing — Scheduling prerequisites. 

1 6.62.060 Public hearing — Notice requirements. 

1 6.62.070 Posting notice -- Contents. 

1 6.62.080 Posting notice — Location. 

16.62.090 Publication of notice. 

1 6.62. 1 00 Posting and publication costs. 

1 6.62. 1 1 Protests and suggestions — Filing time. 

1 6.62. 1 20 Public hearing — Conduct. 

' 1 6.62. 1 30 Recommendations following hearing. 

1 6.62. 1 40 Board action on recommendations. 

1 6.62. 1 50 License agreement — Processing fee. 

1 6.62. 1 60 Authority to execute license agreements. 

1 6.62. 1 70 Limited franchise. 

1 6. 62. 1 80 Line extension area(s) — Authority to grant. 

1 6.62. 1 90 Request for new extension areas to be included in franchise 
— Authority to grant. 

16.62.010 Filing. Any person desiring a franchise for a cable television 
system shall file an original application and eleven copies with the department in its 
capacity as staff for the business license commission. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.62.015 Proprietary information. To the extent permitted by law, proprie- 
tary information may be kept confidential, if appropriately identified. In the event 
an applicant believes that the information it must submit in its application should 
be treated confidentially by the county, it must so advise the department by letter 
prior to or with its application. If it is determined by the county that such informa- 
tion is not confidential, the applicant will be so notified and the information will be 
returned to the applicant at applicant's request. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.020 Contents of application. An application for a franchise for a cable 
television system shall contain the following information where applicable: 
1. Designation of specific area to be served by franchisee: 

a. A street map of the area to be served, including the location of 
proposed or existing headend site (antenna site), microwave sites, if any, and 
business office; 

b. The extent, if any, to which the applicant intends to overbuild 
existing cable operator's facilities; 

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c. Inclusion of line extension areas, if any. Line extension areas are 
those areas which at time of application are not developed sufficiently for provision 
of cable services within the terms of Section 16.68.010, but are anticipated to reach 
sufficient development or density of population during the term of the franchise to 
support the extension of cable services. 

2. Identification of the applicant 

a. Indicate corporate or business entity organization of applicant 
(e.g. partnership, corporation), and submit copies of corporate or business forma- 
tion papers (e.g., articles of incorporation and by-laws; limited partnership agree- 
ment); include the names and addresses of any parent or subsidiary of applicant or 
any other business entity owning or controlling applicant in whole or in part, or 
owned or controlled in part by applicant; 

b. Indicate basis for acquiring ownership: whether ownership or the 
holding was acquired at same per-share costs as other owners, whether services or 
other in-kind contributions are included as a basis for acquiring ownership; 

c. Indicate whether a buy-out agreement exists, whether written or 
verbal, giving other stockholders, persons or entities the right to acquire the interest 
of local stockholders in the future; submit copies of the agreements; 

d. Resume of prior business history of applicant, including the exper- 
tise of applicant in the cable television field; 

e. List of all stockholders of applicant owning or controlling five 
percent or more of the stock of the applicant and the percentage of stock owned or 
controlled by each; 

f. List of officers of applicant, together with a description of educa- 
tion and business background of each officer, 

g. Provide specific information regarding whether applicant (includ- 
ing parent entity if applicable), any principal, manager or any other cable operator 
of which any principal or manager of applicant was or is a principal or manager, has 
ever been: 

(1) Found guilty of a criminal proceeding (felonies or misde- 
meanors) in which any of the following offenses have been charged: fraud, embez- 
zlement, tax evasions, bribery, extortion, jury tampering, obstruction of justice (or 
other misconduct affecting public or judicial officers in the performance of their 
duties), false/misleading advertising, perjury, antitrust violations (state or federal), 
violations of FCC regulations, or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing; 

(2) A party to a civil proceeding in which he, she or it was held 
liable for any of the following, or is now a party to any such proceedings: unfair or 
anticompetitive business practice, antitrust violations (state or federal) including 
instances in which consent decrees were entered, violations of securities laws (state 
of federal), false/misleading advertising, violations of FCC regulations, racketeer 
influences and corrupt organizations, or contraband forfeitures; 

(3) Subject to any penalty, criminal or civil, involving failure to 
comply with the requirements of a cable television franchise; 

(4) Involved in instituting legal action against its franchising 
authorities; 

(5) Involved in revocation/nonrenewal of any other franchises. 

3. Financial information: 

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a. Current financial statement of applicant which has been audited 
by a certified public accountant. Include balance sheet, profit and loss statement for 
at least the three most recent years, and statement of changes in financial position; if 
in existence for less than three years, for such period of existence; 

4. a. Describe in detail the financing plan for the construction and 
initial operation of the proposed cable television system and provide proof of 
financial capability. 

( 1 ) Proof of financial capability shall include: 

(a) A showing of sources and amount of equity capital; if 
equity contribution is borrowed, describe collateral and terms of the loan, 

(b) A showing of sources and amount of debt capital, both 
primary and secondary, 

(c) Terms of financing; 

(2) (a) Supply documentation that demonstrates and assures 
applicant's financial viability, such as letters of commitment fi'om financial institu- 
tions which demonstrate the availability of sufficient funds to complete construc- 
tion of the proposed system. Commitments conditional on the obtaining of the 
franchise are acceptable, 

(b) If applicant is a multiple system operator, give evidence 
of the portion of the company's sources of financing which is uncommitted and will 
be applied to the proposed construction and operation of the system, 

(c) State the amount of equity contribution, plus the 
method by which the contribution is paid (i.e., cash, cash plus credit, services, etc.). 
Include financial commitment documentation for each investor, 

(d) If applicant is a division or subsidiary of a multiple 
operator, provide the proposed debt instrument describing terms of payment, and/ 
or other documentation showing funds committed to the applicant, 

(e) If capital is to be raised or supplied by a parent com- 
pany or other entity, provide an annual report for the parent entity, or equivalent 
information if an annual report is not prepared for the parent entity, 

(f) Describe sources and documentation evidencing debt 
financing, 

(g) Applicant will be required to authorize release of finan- 
cial information to county from financial institutions relating to information 
supplied by applicant in support of the application; 

(3) Provide pro forma financial statements as follows: 

(a) Pro forma financial statements are required for a mini- 
mum of five years beginning with the date the franchise agreement is accepted, 
projected annually through the year the applicant anticipates that all financing 
obligations and debts will have been retired. Such pro formas shall include income 
statements supported by realistic levels of subscriber penetration including the 
source of the information and basis for the projection. Sources and uses of funds, 
loan amortization information, anticipated capital expenditures, construction 
costs, depreciation schedules, and operating expenses shall be provided and the 
basic assumptions relied upon shall be detailed to support its projections. The 
information and assumptions shall include financial aspects of miles to be built and 
types of installation (aerial/underground), building schedule, headends, other cap- 
ital investments and planned coverage; debt, debt equity ratio, debt service costs; 

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depreciation; operating costs in detail; assumed market penetration rate; expected 
internal rate of return; discuss fixed and variable costs; and such other relevant 
information as the county deems appropriate. 

5. Provide a construction schedule, describe type and placement of con- 
struction, detail phases of construction, and include map correlated to the phases of 
construction. 

a. Include copies of any ^reement with utility companies for the use 
of any facilities including but not limited to poles, lines and conduits. 

6. Proposed rates and charges to be charged subscribers; indicate extent to 
which franchisee proposes to utilize bulk rate contracts, promotional considera- 
tions, or lock box charges and other charges if any. 

7. Description of system configuration, programming and equipment 

a. Provide a technical schematic of the system that will be used to 
provide coverage to the service area. 

b. Itemize the electronic equipment to be used, channels to be pro- 
vided, pay TV or additional services; indicate channel lineup for basic service and 
other service tiers (by service tier), and type of converter, include the manufacturer, 
type and model numbers (aerial and underground, including drops), active elec- 
tronics including power supplies and standby power systems, and passive elec- 
tronics; describe the need for and proposed use of converters including an 
explanation of the conditions under which converters will be furnished. 

c. Describe headend design and reception facilities, including make 
and model numbers of antennas, signal processors, modulators, demodulators, FM 
processors and status monitoring systems. Indicate whether signal studies or mea- 
surement programs have been undertaken in selecting the headend site(s) and 
microwave sites, if any. 

d. Describe any other headend and/or subscriber terminal equip- 
ment that will be or may be installed for pay-per-view service, other interactive 
services, text display, home security, etc. Give full details of immediate and long 
term plans including arrangements actually made. 

e. Furnish a summary spectrum utilization chart. 

f. Provide make and model number of emergency override system, 
describe how the system will work, how and from where the system will be 
activated. 

g. Describe equipment for standby power (for headend, transporta- 
tion and trunk amplifiers); length of time standby power will be provided. 

h. Describe equipment to be used for programming any automated 
channels, including make and model numbers of the equipment. 

i. Discuss channel expansion capability in respect to both the short- 
term and long-term, including specific reference to the degree of flexibility available 
for adapting the system to increasing or changing capacity requirements. 

8. Forecast of number of homes in franchise service area, number of homes 
to be passed (if different from number of homes in the franchise service area), and 
projected number of subscribers (market penetration). 

9. Description of technical standards to which the system will conform, 
a. Information shall include, but not be limited to: 

( 1) Carrier to noise ratio, composite triple beat, and cross modu- 
lation specifications. Provide the calculations supporting these specifications asso- 
ciated with the transmission paths described in (a), (b) and (c) following. All 



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supporting calculations shall be related to full loading of unmodulated television 
signals. Any enhancements such as HRC channelization, synchronous carriers of 
FM modulation shall be separately stated. 

(a) Worst-case satellite received signal to the most distant 
subscriber, including distribution system and super trunk effects. 

(b) Worst-case off-air-signal to most distant subscriber, 
including distribution and super trunk effects. 

(c) Worst-case most distant institutional originators to 
most distant subscriber, including upstream path distribution system and longest 
super trunk effects. 

(d) Amplifier Cascade. Indicate the number of amplifiers, 
number of miles and type of cable in the longest amplifier cascade in the proposed 
cable system. 

10. Disclosure of whether applicant is in process of acquiring other cable 
systems or businesses which could impact its resources (management and finan- 
cial) available to construct, upgrade, maintain and operate the franchise. Indicate 
any plans for future acquisition(s) within the next two years which could impact 
applicant's ability to furnish service. 

11. If limited partnership, indicate if there are any plans to sell/dissolve 
partnership within term of the franchise. 

12. a. Indicate provisions for PEG programming. At the minimum, the 
firanchisee shall make available as of the date of initiation of cable services, the 
capability of broadcasting a tape which a PEG user provides to the franchisee for 
showing on the system, subject to legislative guidelines dealing with copyright 
clearances, obscenity provisions and other appropriate areas concerning accept- 
ance of programming for viewing, and within 12 months of initiation of cable 
services, provide videotaping and editing capabilities for PEG users. 

b. To the extent feasible at time of application, describe the facilities, 
equipment, training for residents, funding and staffing which franchisee will ensure 
are available for residents of the fi:anchise service area. The program plan should 
provide for a comprehensive and well-balanced production capability which will 
enable the user to produce programming in a studio and to videotape productions 
at remote locations. 

c. The program plan shall address, but not be limited to, the follow- 
ing areas: 

(1) Establishment of a citizens group reflecting the community 
needs and interests to advise the franchisee and the franchising authority on the 
utilization of the community access resources; 

(2) Description of training opportunities for the residents of the 
area and the staff of the franchising authority; 

(3) Description of funding sources and available grants for the 
support of community access programming; 

(4) Description of an information outreach program for the 
community regarding community programming opportunities; 

(5) Description of franchisee's capital financial obligation to 
support the plan described in this section; 

(6) Description of facilities, equipment and materials franchisee 
will ensure are available for use of the residents. Plan may include several phases of 
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(7) Provision for a periodic reassessment of community needs 
and interests, to be conducted within a minimum of three years and a maximum of 
five years, which will determine whether additional facilities, equipment, materials 
and/or training opportunities are needed to meet changing community needs and 
interests during the term of the fi-anchise. 

1 3. Any other details, statements, information or references pertinent to the 
subject matter of such application which shall be required or requested by the 
county or by any provision of law. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.025 Franchise processing fee. A. Upon submission of an application, 
the applicant/franchisee shall pay to the county a nonrefundable franchise process- 
ing fee as follows: 

1 . Initial grant of franchise or renewal of existing franchise: 

a. Franchise area containing less than 1 ,000 homes: $ 1 ,000.00;* 

b. Franchise area containing 1,000 to 5,000 homes: $2,500.00; 

c. Franchise area containing 5,00 1 to 1 0,000 homes: $5,000.00; 

d. Franchise area containing 1 0,00 1 or more homes: $7,500.00. 

*If the franchise area contains less than iOO homes, franchisee may receive credit for all or a portion of 
the processing fee. Said credit shall be applied to franchise fee payments required by Section 16.64.010. 
Granting the credit shall be at the sole discretion of the board and shall be based upon economic and/or 
technological considerations specific to the franchise area. 

2. Consent to sale, transfer, transfer of stock, assignment, lease, 
hypothecation or trust of franchise, not requiring modification of the franchise by 
adoption of an amending ordinance: $1,000.00. 

3. Modification of franchise requested by franchisee requiring the 
adoption of an amending ordinance: $2,500.00. 

4. Consent to sale, transfer, transfer of stock, assignment or lease, or 
any other action requiring modification of franchise by adoption of an amending 
ordinance: $2,500.00. 

5. Modification of franchise resulting from noncompliance with one 
or more provisions of the franchise which requires the adoption of an amending 
ordinance: $2,500.00. 

B. Applicant may be required to pay any additional costs incurred by 
county in the processing of applicant's request for fhinchise, renewal, modification, 
consent to sale, transfer, transfer of stock, assignment, lease, hypothecation or trust 
of franchise. Such costs may include the costs incurred for hiring consultants to 
assist in evaluating the application. Such costs shall be paid by the applicant prior to 
final consideration of the request by the director or the board, as applicable. (Ord. 
88-0159F§ l(part), 1988.) 

16.62.030 Distribution of copies. Upon receipt of an application for fran- 
chise, the department shall transmit one copy each thereof to the appropriate 
county departments. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.040 Deposit of publication and notice costs. Upon receipt of an 
application for franchise, the commission shall estimate the cost of publication and 
posting of the notice of hearing, as provided herein, and shall notify the applicant of 

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the amount thereof. No further action will be taken on the application until the 
estimated cost of publication and posting has been deposited with the commission 
by the applicant. (Ord. 88-0 159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.050 Public hearing — Scheduling prerequisites. Upon receipt of the 
required deposit, the commission shall set the application for a hearing at a time 
and date approved by the director. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no application 
for franchise shall be set for hearing unless it contains the information required by 
Section 16.62.020. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.060 Public hearing — Notice requirements. Not less than 10 days 
before the hearing, the commission shall give notice in writing of the time, date and 
place of hearing to the director, the auditor-controller, and the applicant The 
commission shall serve such notice upon the applicant by first class mail, postage 
prepaid. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.070 Posting notice — Contents. A. The posted notice of hearing shall 
state that an application has been made for a cable television franchise for (specify 
area or areas to be served) and shall contain the following statement: 

**Any person having objections to the granting of the franchise for which 
application is made, or wishing to suggest any other terms and conditions which 
should be included in such franchise, may, at any time prior to the date above 
named, file with the Commission in writing, objections or suggestions, or both, 
giving the reasons therefor, and may appear at the time and place of the hearing to 
be heard relative thereto." 

B. The notice shall also indicate the address and telephone number of the 
commission. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.080 Posting notice — Location. In those places (minimum of two 
places, up to and including a maximum of 1 places) within the proposed franchise 
service area to be served which the commission finds will most adequately notify 
the inhabitants thereof, the commission, not less than five days prior to the hearing, 
shall post notice of the time, date and place of hearing at each of the selected 
locations. (Ord. 88-0 1 59F § 1 (part), 1 988.) 

16.62.090 Pubiication of notice. Not less than five days before the hearing, 
the commission shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation circulated 
within the area to be served, and pursuant to Section 6061.3 of the Government 
Code, the same notice as is required to be posted. (Ord. 88-0 159F § I (part), 1988.) 

16.62.100 Posting and publication costs. If the cost of publication and 
posting of notice of hearing exceeds the amount deposited by the applicant, the 
commission shall bill applicant for the deficiency. The applicant shall pay the whole 
of such bill within 30 days after receipt thereof If the amount of the deposit exceeds 
the cost of pubiication and posting, the county shall refund the difference to the 
applicant. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.1 10 Protests and suggestions — Filing time. Any person interested, at 
any time after the filing of an application as provided in this chapter and prior to the 
hearing thereon, may file with the commission written protests or suggestions, or 

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both, either against the granting of the franchise or to suggest any terms and 
conditions which should be included in the franchise. The commission, in consid- 
ering the application, shall give consideration to all of such protests and sug- 
gestions. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.120 Public hearing — Conduct At the time and place set for the 
hearing or at the time and place to which the hearing may be continued by the 
commission, the commission shall hear the applicant, who may present any evi- 
dence to show why the franchise should be granted, why certain terms or conditions 
should be imposed or not imposed on such franchise if granted, and also shall hear 
testimony or statements of other persons who may attend the hearing and present 
reasons why the application should be denied, or why, if granted, the franchise 
should or should not be subject to certain conditions. (Ord. 88-0 159F § 1 (part), 
1988.) :n 

'- 16.62.130 Recommendations following hearing. Within 30 days af^er the 
close of the hearing, and based upon the evidence received at the hearing and other 
matters which the commission is required to consider, the commission shall file 
with the board its recommendations as to whether or not the application should be 
granted and, if granted, subject to what conditions. The commission shall send a 
copy of its recommendations to the applicant, the director, the auditor-controller, 
and the director of public works. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.140 Board action on recommendations. Upon receipt of the recom- 
mendations of the commission, the board may take any one of the following 
actions: 

A. The action recommended by the commission; 

B. Refer the matter back to the commission with or without instructions; 

C. Require a transcript of the testimony and any other evidence received 
by the commission and take such action as in its opinion is indicated by the 
evidence; 

D. Set the matter for public hearing before itself Such public hearing shall 
be held de novo as if no hearing previously had been held. (Ord. 88-0 1 59F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.62.150 License agreement — Processing fee. In the case of an applica- 
tion for a license agreement to construct and maintain a portion of a cable television 
system along, over, across or under public rights of way to extend cable television 
services to a franchise granted by one or more franchising authorities, the applicant 
shall pay a license agreement processing fee of $1,000.00. 

A. A license agreement is required for a cable television system operating 
within a city, whose fii^nchise service areas are divided by county unincorporated 
area(s), in order to pass through the county unincorporated area(s) as necessary to 
serve city residents; the execution of a license agreement does not grant any 
authority to serve residents in county unincorporated area(s). 

B. Applicant may be required to pay any additional costs incurred by ^^ 
county in the processing of applicant's request for a license agreement. Such costs ^B 
may include the costs incurred for hiring consultants to assist in evaluating the ^^^ 
application for a license agreement. (Ord. 88-0 159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

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16.62.160 Authority to execute license agreements. The director may 
execute license agreements for the use of county roads and county easements by 
cable television systems operating within a city which do not exceed 15 years in 
term. (Ord 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.1 70 Limited franchise. A. The board may grant a limited franchise to 
a municipal cable operator to serve unincorporated areas which are not practically 
serviceable by a county franchised cable operator. An application for a limited 
franchise shall be submitted to the director. Said application shall comply with the 
provisions of Section 16.62.020, and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee 
set forth in Section 16.62.025. 

B. Prior to awarding such a limited franchise, the county franchised cable 
operators shall be given notice of the proposed limited franchise by the director and 
shall be given an opportunity to make application to serve the area. If no franchised 
cable operator responds within 60 days of the date of the notice, then the depart- 
ment shall process the application for a limited franchise. The director shall submit 
his recommendation to the board. 

C. The term of the limited franchise shall run concurrently with the munic- 
ipal ordinance, except that the term of the limited franchise shall not exceed 15 
years in length. In accordance with Chapter 16.69, the holder of the municipal 
franchise may make application to the director for renewal of the limited franchise 
to run concurrently with the renewal of the municipal franchise up to a maximum 
of 15 years. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.180 Line extension area(s) — Authority to grant A. When franchisee 
makes application for a franchise or renewal of a franchise, and there exists an area 
or areas adjacent to the requested franchise service area(s), which at time of 
application have not reached sufficient development or density of population to 
require the provision of cable services within three years of the granting of the 
franchise or renewal, but for which it is anticipated that such development or 
density will occur within the term of the franchise, franchisee may include in the 
application a request for such area(s) to be included as **line extension areas.** The 
application shall include a map on which the line extension area(s) are indicated. 

B. The director shall have the authority to grant one or more line exten- 
sions during the term of the franchise. As a condition to the granting of the 
extension of cable service to the line extension area(s), the director may impose 
additional terms and conditions upon the franchise which the director may deem to 
be in the public interest. 

C. At such time as the franchisee determines that the line extension area or 
areas have developed sufficiently to warrant the extension of cable services, fran- 
chisee shall apply to the director for approval to extend cable services. The applica- 
tion shall include, but not be limited to, a map of the area(s) to be constructed, a 
construction schedule, an estimate of construction costs, a copy of the complaint 
record as identified in Section 16.68.120(D), and other applicable information 
required by the director. 

D. After approval to proceed with the line extension(s), and upon notifica- 
tion by franchisee that construction of said area(s) has been completed, said area(s) 
shall be considered a part of the franchise service area(s), as if originally granted in 
the ordinance granting the franchise, and the term of the franchise for such 
extension area(s) shall expire when the term of the original franchise area(s) expires. 

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The director shall issue written notice to the franchisee that said area(s) shall 
thereafter be considered as if a part of the original franchise service area. A copy of 
said notice shall also be filed with the board for its records. 

E. Franchisee shall provide to any area(s) constructed under the line exten- 
sion policy the same services at the same rates by the franchisee as franchisee 
provides to those service area(s) in the original franchise service area(s) as set forth 
in Section 16.68.010. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.62.190 Request for new extension areas to be included in franchise — 
Authority to grant. A. During the life of the franchise, should franchisee determine 
that any undeveloped areas not included in the original franchise application as line 
extension areas reach sufficient development to warrant the extension of cable 
services, franchisee shall apply to the director for approval to extend cable services 
to such new extension areas. At director's sole option, the director may elect to refer 
the application to the board or the commission for action on the request. 

B. An application shall be submitted to the director which shall include, 
but not be limited to, map(s) of the area(s) to be constructed, an estimate of the 
number of homes in the area(s), a construction schedule, an estimate of construc- 
tion costs, a copy of the complaint record as identified in Section 1 6.68. 1 20(D), and 
other applicable information required by the director. 

1. The application shall be accompanied by a processing fee, in an 
amount determined according to the requirements of Section 16.62.025, based on 
the homes contained in the newly requested area(s). 

C. As a condition to the granting of the extension of cable service to the 
requested extension area(s), the director or board or commission, as applicable, 
may impose additional terms and conditions upon the franchise which the director 
or board or commission, as applicable, may deem to be in the public interest 

D. Upon the director's or commission's or board's determination to con- 
sent to the request to add new extension area(s) to the franchise, the director shall 
issue written notice to the franchisee. Said written notice shall include map(s) and 
legal description(s) of the new extension area(s). A copy of said notice shall also be 
filed with the board for its records. 

E. Any such new extension areas shall be considered a part of the franchise 
service area(s) as if originally granted in the ordinance granting the franchise, and 
the term of such new extension area(s) shall expire when the term of the original 
franchise area(s) expires. 

E Franchisee shall provide to any area(s) constructed under this section 
the same services at the same rates as franchisee provides to those service area(s) in 
the original franchise area(s) as set forth in Section 16.68.010. 

G. The director shall advise the board and the commission on a semian- 
nual basis of the status of all new extensions granted during the preceding period. 
(Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 



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Chapter 16.64 
COMPENSATION TO THE COUNTY 

Sections: 

1 6.64.0 1 Franchise fee payments to county. 

16.64.020 Initial construction charges. 

16.64.030 Incorrect payments. 

16.64.040 Reserved. 

1 6.64.050 Additional charge for late payment. 

1 6.64.060 Recordkeeping requirements — Examination authorized 

when. 

1 6.64.070 Charge for under-reported gross revenues. 

16.64.080 Independent audit at franchisee's cost 

16.64.010 Fhmchise fee payments to county. A. As consideration for the 
franchise granted, franchisee shall pay to the county in lawful money of the United 
States, during the life of the franchise, for each and every year, including the year of 
granting the franchise, according to the **franchise payment period" as defined in 
Chapter 16.58, five percent of its gross revenues derived from the authorized 
franchise service area(s), that are received by franchisee pursuant to Section 
16.58.320. 

B. Said franchise fee shall be computed as follows: 

1. Franchisee shall pay a minimum monthly fee as provided in the 
ordinance granting the franchise; 

2. Annually the franchisee shall pay the percentage fee of five percent 
of its gross revenues less the total minimum monthly fee(s) paid during the 
franchise payment period. 

C. Franchisee shall make the montly fee required herein payable on the first 
day of each month during the life of the franchise, franchisee shall make the annual 
percentage payment concurrently with the filing of the reports required by Section 
16.60.180. 

D. Said franchise fee payments shall be distributed by county as follows: 

1. Three p)ercent of the gross revenues to the county; 

2. Two percent of the gross revenues shall be placed in an interest- 
bearing trust fund account as approved by the auditor-controller of the county. 

E. Commencing January 1st after the first full calendar year of operational 
service to subscribers, the amount of the minimum monthly fee shall be subject to 
an annual readjustment on each January 1st for the remainder of the term of the 
franchise. Franchisee shall recalculate the monthly fee amount to provide that said 
monthly fee amount shall be in an amount no less than 90 percent of the total 
franchise fee payment due to the county for the preceding calendar year, said 90- 
percent amount to be prorated by 12 to determine the monthly fee amount to be 
paid during the current year. 

F. Franchisee and the director may mutually agree to modify the method or 
amount of minimum monthly fee payments. Any such modification shall consider 
the annual franchise period as being based on a calendar year. 

G. Any overpayment of franchise fees paid during the previous annual 
payment period shall be credited to future franchise fees in succeeding franchise fee 
payment years, and shall be deducted from the monthly fee amounts or annual 

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percentage amounts as required by the ordinance granting the franchise. At such 
time as overpayment has been made, franchisee shall notify the auditor-controller 
of the county of franchisee's intention to deduct any said overpayment(s) from the 
current monthly fee amount(s) due and indicate the scheduling of any such deduc- 
tion(s). 

H. In addition to the foregoing, the county reserves the right to change its 
fees if after a public hearing it determines good cause is found and such action is not 
in conflict with federal laws, FCC rules and regulations or the laws of the state of 
California. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.64.020 Initial construction charges. In addition to the foregoing fran- 
chise fee payments, the franchisee shall pay the county department of public works, 
within 60 days after the end of each calendar year, during the life of the franchise, an 
ititial construction charge for all new construction during said calendar year, 
calculated at a rate of $ 100.00 per mile or fraction thereof for all lines and cables laid 
during the preceding franchise payment period within the authorized franchise 
service area. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.64.030 Incorrect payments. In the event any amount paid is incorrect in 
the judgment of the auditor-controller of county, it may order the payment of such 
additional sum or sums as it may find thereunder. (Ord. 88-01 59F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.64.040 Reserved. 

16.64.050 Additional charge for late payment. In the event franchisee fails 
to make any payments for the franchise on or before the dates due as hereinabove 
provided, franchisee shall pay as additional consideration the following amount: a 
sum of money equal to 10 percent of the amount due. For each period of late 
payment of any fee extending beyond 30 days of the due date, in addition to the 10- 
percent late payment charge, an assessment of interest shall accrue at one percent 
per month. The added charge(s) for late payment shall be added to, and be due and 
payable with, the next succeeding payment. The county shall not be obligated to 
notify the franchisee of the accumulation of late payment charges. (Ord. 88-0159F § 
1 (part), 1988.) 

16.64.060 Recordkeeping requirements — Examination authorized when. 

A. Franchisee shall keep and preserve, for a period of five years after the date of each 
franchise payment period, all records necessary to determine the amount of such 
franchise fees or other payments due under Sections 16.64.010 and 16.64.020. 
Franchisee, upon demand by county, shall make such records available for inspec- 
tion and audit by county or its authorized representative, within the county of Los 
Angeles. 

B. At all reasonable times, the franchisee shall permit county, or its duly 
authorized representative, to examine all property of the franchisee erected, con- 
structed, laid, operated or maintained pursuant to the franchise, together with any 
appurtenant property of the franchisee, and to examine, audit, and transcribe any 
and all books, accounts, papers, maps and other records kept or maintained by the 
franchisee or under its control which relate to the operations, affairs, transactions, 
property or financial condition of the franchisee with respect to the franchise. (Ord. 
88-0159F§l (part), 1988.) 

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16.64.070 Charge for under-reported gross revenues. If the report of gross 
revenues made by the franchisee should be found to be less than the amount of gross 
revenues disclosed by audit and observation, franchisee shall pay the delinquent 
amount and all charges required by Section 16.64.050 within 30 days of billing 
thereof In the event that the additional franchise fee amount due to county exceeds 
two percent of the total amount which should have been paid as determined by such 
review or audit, and there is no reasonable basis for the failure to report or pay 
thereon, franchisee shall pay the cost of the audit (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.64.080 Independent audit at franchisee's cost County reserves the right 
for cause to require franchisee to obtain, at franchisee's cost, an independent audit 
by a certified public accountant on an annual basis, or as otherwise required by the 
director. The certified public accountant shall be required to certify in the audit that 
franchisee is in compliance with the ordinance granting the franchise. This right 
shall be in addition to the county's right to conduct audits. (Ord. 88-01 59F§ 1 (part), 
1988.) 



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Chapter 16.66 
CONSTRUCTION OF FAdLITIES 

Sections: 

16.66.010 General requirements. 

1 6.66.020 New installations or replacements. 

1 6.66.030 Highway work — Terms and conditions. 

1 6.66.040 Plan of service area — Reports and maps. 

16.66.050 Reserved 

1 6.66.060 Relocation of franchise property and appurtenances. 

1 6.66.070 Removal or abandonment of facilities. 

16.66.080 Failure to remove facilities — County to perform work when 
— Costs. 

16.66.010 General requirements. A. 1. The cable television system and all 
franchise property and appurtenances shall be constructed and maintained in a 
good workmanlike manner, in conformity with the terms and conditions of the 
Highway Pfermit Ordinance, as set forth in Division 1 of this title or any other 
ordinance, rule or regulation now, or as hereafter amended, adopted or prescribed 
by the county, as may be applicable. All work involved in the construction, 
operation, maintenance, repair and removal of the system shall be performed with 
due diligence and using first-class materials. 

2. a. The franchisee shall at all times comply with all current 
applicable laws including but not limited to the following: National Electrical 
Safety Code (National Bureau of Standards); California Public Utilities Commis- 
sion General Order 95 and General Order 128; Title 27 of Los Angeles County Code 
(Electrical Code); County of Los Angeles technical standards; Standards of Good 
Engineering Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems (National 
Cable Television Association), and FCC standards. 

b. In addition, franchisee shall meet the standards submitted by 
the franchisee, which shall be included in the ordinance granting the franchise. 

3. If, at any time, it is determined by the county or any other agency 
or authority of competent jurisdiction that any part of the system, including, 
without limitation, any means used to distribute signals over or within the system, 
is harmful to the health or safety of any person, then franchisee shall, at its own cost 
and expense, promptly correct all such conditions. 

B. Franchisee shall not construct or install any poles, conduits or other 
cable television system facilities on county highways until franchisee has secured 
the necessary permits from the road commissioner pursuant to Division 1 of this 
title. 

C. Franchisee shall provide for at least a 40-channel minimum capability, 
with return capability on as many channels as possible based on the configuration 
of the cable system, but with the requirement of a minimum of return capability on 
four channels. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.66.020 New installations or replacements. A. New installations or 
replacements of franchise property and appurtenances and all other facilities 
necessary for the installation, operation, maintenance and safety of the cable 
television system shall be laid and maintained only pursuant to permit issued by 

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the department of public works. All such installations or replacements shall be 
reviewed by the director of public works as to the most desirable location in the 
roads, highways or public easements of the county, and his decision shall be final 
and binding on the franchisee. 

B. The provisions of Division 1 of this title shall apply to all work per- 
formed in county rights-of-way and county easements in connection with the 
franchise. All transmission and distribution lines and cables within county rights- 
of-way and county easements shall be laid and installed underground except where 
franchisee produces written evidence of permission to utilize existing pole systems, 
or where the director of public works finds that the remoteness of the area or other 
conditions justify exceptions to the rule. Franchisee shall have the right to appeal to 
the board from rulings of the director of public works denying permits for overhead 
installations in outlying areas. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.66.030 Highway work — Terms and conditions. The work of construct- 
ing, laying, replacing, maintaining, repairing, abandoning or removing all franchise 
property and appurtenances authorized under the provisions of this Division 4 in, 
over, under, along or across any highway shall be done to the satisfaction of the road 
commissioner at the expense of the franchisee, and in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of Division 1 of this title. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.66.040 Plan of service area — Reports and maps. Within 60 days from 
the effective date of the ordinance granting the franchise, the franchisee shall 
submit to the director a plan for designated service within the authorized service 
area of the franchise indicating the date on which franchisee expects the installation 
of the system will be completed and available for service to subscribers in the 
various parts of said area. The plan shall include a map which details the phases, if 
any, of construction. Franchisiee shall furnish the director with monthly progress 
reports as required in Section 16.60.182(C). Thereafter, franchisee shall furnish 
maps indicating in detail the location of the existing construction, and planned 
construction, if any, within 30 days of request by the director. (Ord. 88-0 159F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.66.050 Reserved. 

16.66.060 Relocation of franchise property and appurtenances. A. The 

county reserves the right to change the grade, to change the width or to alter or 
change the location of any highway over which the franchise is granted. If any of the 
franchise property or appurtenances heretofore or hereafter constructed, installed 
or maintained by the franchisee pursuant to the franchise on, along, under, over, in, 
upon or across any highway are located in a manner which prevents or interferes 
with the change of grade, traffic needs, operation, maintenance, improvement, 
repair, construction, reconstruction, widening, alteration or relocation of the high- 
way, or any work or improvement upon the highway, the franchisee shall relocate 
permanently or temporarily any such franchise property or appurtenances at no 
expense to the county, city or other public entity upon receipt of a written request 
from the road commissioner to do so, and shall commence such work on or before 
the date specified in such written request, which date shall be not less than 30 days 
from receipt of such written request. Franchisee shall thereafter diligently prosecute 
such work to completion; should franchisee neglect or fail to relocate its facilities in 

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a timely manner after receipt of any such notice, franchisee shall be responsible for 
and shall reimburse the county for any and all additional costs or expenses incurred 
by county due to or resulting from such delay in relocation of facilities. Provided, 
however, if such highway be subsequently constituted as a state highway, thereafter 
and so long as such highway remains a state highway, no such change of location 
shall be required for a temporary purpose. 

B. The county reserves the right for itself, for all cities and other public 
entities which are now or may later be established, to lay, construct, repair, alter, 
relocate and maintain subsurface or other facilities or improvements of any type or 
description in a governmental but not proprietary capacity within the highways 
over which the firanchise is granted. If the county, city or other public entity finds 
that the location or relocation of such facilities or improvements conflicts with the 
franchise property or appurtenances laid, constructed or maintained under the 
franchise, whether such franchise property was laid, constructed or maintained 
before or after the facilities of the county or such city or other public entity were 
laid, the franchisee of such franchise shall at no expense to the county, city or public 
entity, on or before the date specified in a written request from the road commis- 
sioner, which date shall not be less than 30 days after the receipt of such notice and 
request to do so, commence work to change the location either permanently or 
temporarily of all franchise property and appurtenances so conflicting with such 
improvements to a permanent or temporary location in said highways, to be 
approved by the road commissioner, and thereafter diligently prosecute such work 
to completion. Should firanchisee n^ect or fail to relocate its facilites in a timely 
manner after receipt of any such notice, franchisee shall be responsible for and shall 
reimburse the county, city or other public entity for any and all additional costs or 
expenses incurred by the county, city or other public entity due to or resulting from 
such delay in relocation of facilities. If such highway be subsequently constituted a 
state highway, while it remains a state highway the rights of the state of California 
shall be as provided in Section 680 of the Streets and Highways Code of the state of 
California. (Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.66.070 Removal or abandonment of facilities. A. At the expiration, 
revocation or termination of the franchise or of the permanent discontinuance of 
the use of all or a portion of its franchise property, the franchisee shall, within 30 
days thereafter, make written application to the road commissioner for authority 
either to abandon all or a portion of such franchise property in place; or to remove 
all or a portion of such franchise property. Such application shall describe the 
franchise property desired to be abandoned and its location with reference to 
county highways, and shall describe with reasonable accuracy the physical condi- 
tion of such franchise property. The road commissioner shall determine whether 
any abandonment or removal which is thereby proposed may be effected without 
detriment to the public interest and under what conditions such proposed aban- 
donment or removal may be effected. He shall then notify the firanchisee of his 
determinations. 

B. Within 30 days after receipt of such notice, the franchisee shall apply for 
a permit from the department of public works to abandon or remove franchise 
property. 

C. The franchisee shall, within 60 days after obtaining such permit, com- 
mence and diligently prosecute to completion the work authorized by the permit. 
(Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

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16.66.080 Failure to remove facilities — County to perform work when — 
Costs. A. If any facilities to be abandoned **in place** subject to prescribed condi- 
tions shall not be abandoned in accordance with all such conditions, the road 
commissioner may make additional appropriate orders, including an order that the 
franchisee shall remove any or all such facilities. The franchisee shall comply with 
such additional orders. 

B. In the event that the franchisee fails to comply with the terms and 
conditions of abandonment or removal as may be required by this Division 4, and 
within such time as may be prescribed by the road commissioner, then the county 
may remove, or cause to be removed, such facilities at the franchisee's expense. The 
franchisee shall pay to the county the cost of such work plus the current rate of 
overhead being charged by the county for reimbursable work. 

C. If at the expiration, revocation or termination of the franchise, or of the 
permanent discontinuance of the use of all or a portion of its franchise property, the 
franchisee, within 30 days thereafter, fails or refuses to make written application for 
the abovementioned authority, the road commissioner shall make the determina- 
tion as to whether the franchise property shall be abandoned in place or removed. 
The road commissioner shall then notify the franchisee of his determinations. The 
franchisee shall thereafter comply with the provisions of subsections B and C of 
Section 16.66.070. (Ord. 88-0159F§ I (part), 1988.) 



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Chapter 16.68 
SERVICE, RATES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION 

Sections: 

1 6.68.0 1 Establishment and furnishing of service — Procedures and 

costs. 
1 6.68.0 1 5 Notices of construction or reconstruction. 

1 6.68.0 1 7 Identification required. 

1 6.68.0 1 8 Restoration of private and public property. 
1 6. 68.020 Service to public ^cilities. 

16.68.030 Service to private nonprofit schools. 

16.68.035 Emergency override. 

16.68.040 Interconnection with other systems. 

16.68.0S0 Signal quality responsibility. 

16.68.060 Compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations. 

16.68.070 Exclusive county use channel. 

16.68.080 Public educational and governmental use (PEG) channels. 

16.68.085 PEG provisions — Not fee or payments in kind. 

16.68.090 Return capability for exclusive county use channel and PEG 

channels. 
16.68.095 Leased access channels. 

16.68.097 Local public broadcasting channel requirements. ^^ 

1 6.68. 1 00 Standards for service — Minimum requirements. i^B 

1 6.68. 1 1 Installation — Technical documentation. ^P^ 

1 6.68. 1 20 Subscriber complaints — Investigation, resolution and 

recordkeeping. 
1 6.68. 1 22 Special tests and reports. 
1 6.68. 1 24 Subscriber terminal test requests. 
1 6.68. 1 26 Periodic review of system quality. 
1 6.68. 1 30 Notice and information to subscribers. 
16.68. 140 Local business office requirements. 
1 6.68. 1 50 Rates and rate changes. 
1 6.68. 1 60 Notice to subscribers of discontinuance of service for 

nonpayment. 
1 6.68. 1 65 Restoration of service disconnected in error — No charge to 

subscriber. 
1 6.68. 1 70 Designation of franchise fees and other line items on 

subscriber's statements — Required notices. 
1 6.68. 1 80 Requirements of notice of proposed changes in rates, charges, 

tiering or carriage. 
1 6.68. 1 85 Termination of service — Removal of equipment. 
1 6.68. 1 90 Preference to certain subscribers prohibited. 
1 6.68. 1 92 Subscriber right to continuation of services. 
1 6.68. 1 95 Modification of standards. 

16.68.010 Establishment and furnishing of service — Procedures and costs. 

A. Franchisee shall, within one year after acceptance of fianchise, obtain all neces- 
sary permits, certifications and authorizations as may be required in the conduct of 

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its business. Franchisee shall notify the director when all such permits, authoriza- 
tions and certifications have been obtained. Should franchisee be unable to comply 
with the requirements of this siibsection within the time specified herein, the 
franchise herein granted shall become null and void and franchisee shall have no 
rights thereunder, provided, however, that county may for good cause shown by 
franchisee grant extensions of time to comply with this requirement 

B. Within 90 days after obtaining the necessary permits, certifications and 
authorizations, franchisee shall commence construction and installation of the 
cable television system. Franchisee shall notify the director, in writing, within 10 
days thereof of the date of commencement of construction and installation work. 

C. The franchisee shall extend and complete the cable television system 
throughout the designated service area with reasonable diligence. Within two years 
after complying with the requirements of subsection A, franchisee shall be capable 
of providing basic service to every residence within the franchise service area 
notwithstanding the provisions of subsection D; provided, however, that the 
direaor may for good cause shown by franchisee grant extensions of time to comply 
with this requirement 

D. Upon a reasonable request for basic service to any residence within 
fianchisee's service area, franchisee shall promptly furnish the requested service to 
such residence; service shall be provided to a residence passed by franchisee's cable 
plant within 30 days of request for service. Notwithstanding the above, if the 
franchisee can show that permits or other authorizations must be obtained or that 
the provision of such service is impractical, technically unfeasible, economically 
noncompensatory or will impose an undue hardship, the director may waive or 
defer franchisee's obligation to provide service to such residence. 

E. 1. For purposes of determining compliance with the provisions of 
this section, and to provide for a reasonable and nondiscriminatory policy govern- 
ing provision of cable service to franchise service areas within the county, fran- 
chisee shall provide service to new subscribers at the normal installation charge and 
monthly rate for customers of that classification under the following terms and 
conditions: 

a. (1) Where the new subscriber, or nearest subscriber of a 
group of new subscribers, is lociated within 100 feet of existing aerial or under- 
ground trunk or distribution feeder cable; and 

(2) Where the number of homes to be passed by such new 
extension cable plant bears the same or proportional ratio to the total amount of 
new cable plant as the average number of homes passed per mile of existing cable 
plant; or 

b. In the alternative, the ordinance granting the fianchise may 
specify the number of homes to be passed per mile (for aerial and underground 
construction) which shall require mandatory provision of service. 

2. In the event the requirements of subdivision El are not met 
franchisee shall provide service to new subscribers at the normal monthly rate for 
customers of that classification and the installation cost per subscriber shall be 
determined as follows: 

a. Within 10 days of request from a potential subscriber, fran- 
chisee shall provide a written cost estimate to potential subscribers whose residence 
or commercial place of business is located in excess of 100 feet from the closest 
trunk or feeder cable. This estimate is to indicate fianchisee's cost for labor and 
material plus 10 percent for overhead costs for excessive footage from energized 

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trunk source and/or concealed wiring and/or nonstandard underground drops. In 
addition, the estimate may include the costs of use of utility poles for aerial cable, if 
applicable. 

b. In the event there are less than the average number of homes 
per mile to be passed by cable than are at present in the total plant, cable service will 
be supplied at a cost based on the following formula for both aerial and under- 
ground construction: 



i. *Cost per mile to construct = Franchisee's 

based on average homes per mile average cost 

in plant for overhead or under- 
ground as may be applicable 

ii. Cost per mile to construct = Cost per subscriber 

to subscribers requesting service 

iii. Cost per subscriber less = Subcriber's share 

franchisee's average cost 



***Cost per mile to construct*' means the turnkey price as supplied by the cable 

manufacturer of the newest version of their equipment presently being used by 

fhmchisee in the system. Such cost to construct will include the house drops. 

F. The franchisee shall not be responsible for providing service in those 

areas meeting the density requirements herein or in the ordinance granting the 

franchise if the franchisee is precluded by the property owner, instrument of record, 

or contract from providing cable services or constructing and installing facilities 

and equipment. (Ord. 88-01 59F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.015 Notices of construction or reconstruction. A. Prior to the com- 
mencement of and during construction or reconstruction of the system, franchisee 
shall be required to notify all residents and property owners, at franchisee's 
expense, of the intended construction or reconstruction. All notices shall be per- 
sonal or in writing, and shall be issued as follows: 

1. At least 45 days prior to the intended construction or reconstruc- 
tion, a general notice indicating the type of construction, projected construction 
schedule and proposed construction area(s). 

2. The franchisee shall provide notice at least 20 days prior to enter- 
ing private property or public ways or public easements adjacent to or on such 
private property. 

a. Should there be above-ground or underground installations 
(excluding aerial cable lines utilizing existing poles and existing cable paths) which 
will affect the property, said notice shall be in writing and shall contain specific 
information regarding any above-ground or underground installations (excluding 
aerial cable lines utilizing existing poles and existing cable paths) which shall affect 
the property. 

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b. Should property owner or resident notify franchisee of objec- 
tion to placement of any such above-ground or underground installations (exclud- 
ing aerial cable lines utilizing existing poles and existing cable paths), franchisee 
shall make a good-faith effort to comply with property owner/resident's prefer- 
ences, if any, on location of placement of said appurtenances, consistent with sound 
engineering practices. 

3. Franchisee shall provide notice three days in advance of entering 
private property or public ways or public easements adjacent to or on such private 
property. 

B. In addition to any other notice of proposed entry required under this 
ordinance, franchisee's personnel shall make a reasonable attempt to give personal 
notice to resident immediately preceding entry on private property or public ways 
or public easements adjacent to or on such private property. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.68.017 Identification required. Franchisee, its employees, agents, con- 
tractors and subcontractors shall be properly identified prior to and during entry on 
private and public property. Identification shall include the name and telephone 
number of franchisee on all trucks and vehicles used by installation personnel. 
(Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.018 Restoration of private and public property. After performance of 
work, franchisee shall restore said private and public property as nearly as possible 
to its condition prior to construction. Any disturbance of landscaping, fencing or 
other improvements upon private or public property shall, at the sole expense of 
franchisee, be promptly repaired or restored (including replacement of such valu- 
ables as shrubbery and fencing) to the reasonable satisfaction of the property owner. 
(Ord. 88-0159F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.020 Service to public facilities. Franchisee shall, upon written request 
from the county, provide and maintain, at no cost to county, at least one cable 
television drop and free basic service to each county facility, whether an owned or a 
leased facility, law enforcement facility, fire station, public school or other public 
facility located within the authorized franchise service area. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.68.030 Service to private nonprofit schools. A. Franchisee shall provide 
and maintain, at no cost to county or school, at least one cable television drop and 
free basic service to each private, nonprofit school site within the authorized 
franchise service area. 

B. As used in this section, "private, nonprofit schools" means schools that 
satisfy the requirements of Section 12154 of the Education Code of the state of 
California, and which are exempt from taxation under Section 214 of the Revenue 
and Taxation Code of the state of California. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.035 Emergency override. The franchisee shall incorporate into its 
cable television system the capability to permit the county in times of emergency to 
override the audio portion of all channels simultaneously. In addition, if feasible, 
the franchisee may be required to designate a channel, which may be a PEG 



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channel, to be used for emergency broadcasts of both audio and video. The 
franchisee shall cooperate with the county in the use and operation of the emer- 
gency alert override system. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.040 Interconnection with other systems. A. The county reserves the 
right to require the franchisee to interconnect its cable television system with any 
other cable television system operating within the county of Los Angeles. For good 
cause shown, county may waive or defer this requirement to interconnect, or grant 
reasonable extensions of time, to comply with this requirement 

B. For the purpose of this section, ""interconnection** shall be defined as 
reception of or connection to those electronic signals which are delivered to the 
franchised cable television system by any foreign source for distribution via the 
cable television system. Such electronic signals shall be in a format acceptable 
(within the state-of-the-art technology) for unattended processing into radio fre- 
quency energy for retransmission into the cable television system. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 
1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.050 Signal quality responsibility. Franchisee shall retain full respon- 
sibility for the quality of cable television service to all recipients of redistributed 
service (i.e., through microwave, master antennae or satellite redistribution). Fran- 
chisee shall be presumed to have retained such responsibility together with all 
obligations arising fi-om the franchise, including but not limited to charges to the 
ultimate recipient for service. (Ord. 88-0159F § I (part), 1988.) 

16.68.060 Compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations. A. Franchisee shall 
at all times comply with the rules and regulations governing community antenna 
television system (CATV) operations promulgated by the FCC, specifically, but not 
limited to, those set out in Part 76 of the FCC Rules and Regulations. This shall 
particularly include adherence by the franchisee to FCC rules regarding technical 
and engineering specifications involved in the construction of the CATV system, 
and signal carriage therein. 

B. Any modification(s) of Section 76.31 of the FCC Rules and Regulations 
resulting from amendment thereto by the FCC shall, to the extent applicable, be 
considered as a part of the franchise as of the effective date of the amendment. (Ord. 
88-0159F§l(part), 1988.) 

16.68.070 Exclusive county use channel. Franchisee shall dedicate one 
channel for exclusive use by the county. In the event of incorporation of all or a 
portion of the franchise area, said channel shall remain dedicated for exclusive 
county use. Franchisee may utilize the exclusive county use channel until such time 
as the director provides firanchisee with 60 days prior written notification of 
intention to use the channel; provided, however, that prior to any such use by 
franchisee, franchisee shall give 60 days prior written notice by certified mail to the 
director of such use. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.080 Public, educational and governmental use (PEG) channels. A. In 

addition to exclusive county use channel as provided for in Section 16.68.070, 
franchisee shall dedicate a minimum of six channels for public, educational and 

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governmental uses. Use of each type of said channels shall be in accordance with 
county policies and procedures. County reserves the right to change, delete or 
amend such policies and procedures during the term of the franchise. 

B. If less than six PEG channels are to be activated initially, activation of 
channels beyond those required for initial activation shall be according to a 
formula which shall be expressed in the ordinance granting the franchise. 

C. 1. Channels activated for pubhc or educational access uses shall 
contain daily notice of the name, address and telephone number of the party to 
contact for information regarding access uses, and advisement that other chanels, if 
any, are available for PEG uses. The language of the notices shall be approved by 
the director, prior to carriage, and the notices shall be provided on a scheduled basis 
as determined by the director. 

2. In addition, in the event that not all PEG channels are activated 
and utilized for PEG uses, the franchisee shall issue periodic written notice (at least 
once a year) to subscribers informing them that additional channels are dedicated 
for public, educational and governmental uses and are temporarily being used for 
other programming purposes until needed for community and governmental uses. 
Information shall also be provided regarding whom to contact regarding PEG uses. 

D. Franchisee may utilize PEG channels dedicated for, but not yet utilized 
for, PEG uses, for programming of their choice until such time as utilized for PEG 
uses; provided, however, that prior to franchisee's use of any such PEG channel(s), 
franchisee give 60 days written notice by certified mail to the director of such use. 
The director shall give franchisee 60 days prior written notice of intention to use 
such channel(s) for PEG use(s). Provided, however, should franchisee utilize such 
channel(s) with programming which provides for local ad-avails, franchisee shall 
be required to provide PEG informational notices as required in subsection (C)(1) 
on any such channel. 

E. Underutilized PEG channels activated for PEG uses may also be uti- 
lized by franchisee for compatible type programming subject to rules and pro- 
cedures established and as may be modified by the county throughout the term of 
the franchise. 

F. Franchisee shall not be permitted to use a dedicated PEG channel if 
other channel capacity on the system has not been programmed. 

G. The director may for good cause shown by franchisee waive or modify 
the requirements of this section. (Ord. 88-0l59F§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.085 PEG provisions — - Not fee or payments in kind. Franchisee shall 
agree that the provision of PEG channels, free cable drop and free basic service, as 
specified in Sections 16.68.020, 16.68.030, 16.68.070 and 16.68.080, shall not be 
considered as within the meaning of the term "franchise fee" or "payments in kind" 
as used in Section 622(g) of the Cable Act. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.090 Return capability for exclusive county use channel and PEG 
channels. When required by the director, franchisee shall provide return capability 
channel(s) for use in connection with the exclusive county use channel and/or PEG 
channel(s). Said return capability may be provided on PEG channels. (Ord. 88- 
0159F§1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.095 Leased access channels. Franchisee shall provide leased access 
channels as required pursuant to Section 612 of the Cable Act. Total system capacity 

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shall be calculated inclusive of PEG channels. Franchisee shall submit information 
regarding leased access channel rates to county when requested. Leased access 
channel rates shall be available for public inspection. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.68.097 Local public broadcasting channel requirements. To the extent 
authorized by law, every franchisee shall carry a pubUc broadcast station(s) on a 
cable channel within channels 2 through 13, inclusive, or on its current broadcast 
channel identification number, or on a cable channel number as otherwise agreed to 
by the director and the franchisee. Franchisee may not change the cable channel 
placement of the public broadcast station(s) without the director's written 
approval. This requirement shall apply to all franchises granted, renewed, assigned 
or modified after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section. (Ord. 
88-0192 § 1, 1988.) 

16.68.100 Standards for service — Minimum requirements. A. 1 . Franchisee 
shall construct a cable television system with a capability of delivering not less than 
40 video channels with associated audio, with a technical capability for two-way 
operational communication with audio-video return on a minimum of four chan- 
nels, to residential subscribers. 

2. The Director may for good cause shown by franchisee waive or 
modify the requirements of this subsection. 

B. The county may require franchisee to deliver to subscriber terminals 
those television broadcasts and cablecast signals which are now or hereafter autho- 
rized for carriage by the FCC. The signals produced by the system shall be of high 
quality throughout the system with no difference perceptible to viewers whether in 
close proximity to the headend or at the furthest extension of the trunk line. 

C. Franchisee shall distribute in color those television signals which it 
receives in color. The system, as installed, shall be capable of passing standard black 
and white and color video channels with associated audio signals without material 
degradation and with no phase shift and no effect on color fidelity and intelligence. 

D. 1. Franchisee shall render such service to subscriber as will meet 
technical and performance requirements of the franchise. At a minimum, fran- 
chisee shall provide the broad categories of services and mix, quality, and level of 
programming represented to the county in the application and made a part of the 
franchise agreement by attached exhibit. 

2. As an aid to county in monitoring signal strength and quality, 
franchisee shall provide county with copies of all FCC Signal Performance Reports. 
Should the FCC no longer require signal performance reports, franchisee shall 
make and submit such performance tests and reports in response to written request 
by the county. Any time the signal does not meet FCC standards or the standards of 
franchisee's application as incorporated in the ordinance granting the franchise, 
fhuichisee shall make a pro rata rebate, in money or in services, to each subscriber 
based upon the percentage by which the signal falls below standard and upon the 
length of time that such condition has existed. Such rebate shall be made to the 
satisfaction of each subscriber, or of county if agreement with the subscriber cannot 
be reached, 

3. The director may for good cause shown by franchisee waive or 
modify the requirements of this subsection. 

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E Franchisee shall provide program origination if so required by the FCC 
or the ordinance granting the franchise. 

F. Franchisee shall reiider efficient service, making repairs promptly and 
interrupting service only for good cause and for the shortest possible time; any 
scheduled interruptions, inso^ as possible, shall be preceded by notice given to 
subscribers at least 24 hours in advance and shall occur during periods of minimum 
use of the system. 

G. Franchisee must retain and have available emergency personnel capable 
of performing emergency repairs and maintenance 24 hours a day, every day, 
including weekends and holidays. The director may waive or modify this require- 
ment if franchisee can demonstrate that it is not economically feasible to provide 
such emergency personnel. 

H. Franchisee shall promptly notify the cable television section of the 
department when the cable television system is down, when the system is having 
technical difficulties which may affect services to the subscriber, or when fran- 
chisee's telephone lines are out of service, in order that the department is able to 
advise those subscribers who contact the department due to inability to reach the 
cable operator. In addition, franchisee shall advise the cable television section of 
the department, by telephone and in writing, of all scheduled maintenance which 
will cause disruptions to service, and of any outages of more than four hours 
duration. 

I. Credit(s) shall automatically be given on a pro-rata basis to any sub- 
scriber(s) affected by intemiption(s) of service for more than two hours due to 
actions or outages under the control of the franchisee, exclusive of scheduled 
repairs or maintenance that franchisee has provided advance notice of to subscrib- 
ers; for such interruption(s) of service not under the control of the franchisee, 
credit(s) shall be given on a pro-rata basis upon the request of the subscriber(s). 

J. Franchisee shall maintain and upgrade the system and services to reflect 
feasible technical and economic developments occurring during the term of the 
franchise which will benefit the public in terms of new and more effective and 
efficient service and to provide a state-of-the-art cable television system which 
meets ^e interests and needs of the community during the term of the franchise. 

K. Franchisee shall provide and maintain continuous service to subscribers 
unless allowed otherwise by the FCC- Franchisee may petition the FCC to authorize 
the suspension or abandonment of service upon such reasonable terms and condi- 
tions as may be prescribed by the FCC. A copy of any such petition shall be filed 
with the county engineer concurrently with the filing of the petition with the FCC. 

L. Upon request of subscriber or potential subscriber, franchisee shall 
provide a morning (before 12 noon) or afternoon (after 12 noon) service call or 
installation appointment. Should franchisee be unable to keep the appointment, 
subscriber shall be notified at the earliest possible opportunity, and shall be 
rescheduled on a priority basis. (Ord. 88-0159F § I (part), 1988.) 

16.68J10 Installation — Technical documentation. Franchisee shall pro- 
vide the director with complete technical documentation of the cable television 
system as installed. Said documentation shall include, but is not limited to, head- 
end equipment and location, satellite location and technical parameters, and the 
backbone cable routing, but need not include each subscriber drop. Such documen- 
tation shall be sent to the director within 60 days of initiation of subscriber service 
and shall be updated as necessary. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

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16.68.120 Subscriber complaints — Investigation, resolution and 
recordkeeping. A. Response to subscriber complaints shall be initiated within one 
business day of receipt and the resolution of subscriber complaints shall be effected 
by the franchisee not later than three business days after receipt of the complaint 
Should a supervisor not be available when requested by a subscriber, a supervisor 
shall return the subscriber's telephone call at the earliest possible time and in no 
event later than the end of the next business day. If a subscriber has notified 
franchisee in writing that a bill is in dispute, franchisee shall not terminate service 
pending resolution of the dispute, nor shall the account be turned over or reported 
to a collection agency, provided that the remaining balance of the bill is current. A 
bill shall not be considered to be in dispute solely by reason of nonpayment by 
subscriber. 

B. Upon complaint by any subscriber, franchisee shall have the burden to 
satisfy the director that a signal is being delivered which is of sufficient strength and 
quality to meet standards contained in the FCC rules and regulations, as well as the 
county standards in effect during the term of the franchise. 

C. franchisee shall maintain a written complaint record containing the 
following information: 

1 . Date and time of subscriber complaint; 

2. Identification of the complainant by name, address and telephone 
number, 

3. Description of the nature of the complaint; 

4. A record of when and what action was taken by franchisee to 
resolve the complaint 

D. The complaint record shall be kept at franchisee's local office for a 
period of two years after receipt of any such complaint A copy of said complaint 
record shall be submitted by franchisee to the director upon franchisee's applica- 
tion for extension of service area(s), modification, transfer or renewal of franchise 
and within 10 days following receipt of a written request therefor from the director. 

1. If required by the director, said complaint record shall contain a 
semi-annual (through June 30th and through December 31st) breakdown indicat- 
ing the total number of complaints received for the preceeding reporting period, 
and shall indicate the major classifications of complaints as follows: construction, 
billing, customer relations/service, miscellaneous. 

E. Throughout the term of the franchise, franchisee shall maintain an 
outage log showing the date, approximate time and duration, type and probable 
cause of all headend, trunk or distribution line service failures. The log shall also 
include information relating to routine testing or scheduled maintenance outages. 
A copy of said outage log shall be submitted by franchisee to county within 10 days 
following receipt of a written request therefor fi-om the county. (Ord. 88-0 1 59F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.68.122 Special tests and reports. When complaints have been made, 
evidence indicates an unresolved controversy or significant noncompliance with 
franchise standards, or when circumstances exist which, in the judgment of the 
director, cast doubts upon the reliability or quality of cable service, the director may 
require franchisee, at franchisee's cost, to test analyze and provide a written report 
on the performance of the system. Said report shall be delivered to the director, no 
later than 14 days after franchisee is notified, in writing, of the required report and 



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shall include the following information: nature of the complaints which precipitated 
the special tests; what system component was tested, the equipment used, and 
procedures employed in said testing; the results of such test; and the method in 
which said complaints were resolved. The director may require that tests and 
analyses be supervised by an independent professional engineer acceptable to the 
county. The tests shall be forwarded to the director with a report interpreting the 
results of the tests and recommending actions to be taken. (Ord. 88-0 159F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.68.124 Subscriber terminal test requests. Franchisee shall, upon reason- 
able request or complaint by a subscriber, perform such tests as necessary at the 
subscriber's terminal to establish whether a signal of requisite quality is being 
delivered to the subscriber's premises. The results of such test(s) shall be given to 
the subscriber as soon as the test is completed and evaluated, and in no event later 
than 10 days after the test is conducted. (Ord. 88-01S9F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.126 Periodic review of system quality. The director shall have the 
right to conduct periodic reviews of the performance and quality of the system 
during the term of the franchise. The record of subscriber complaints, the record 
of performance tests and other tests or surveys conducted shall be included in the 
review. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (pan), 1988.) 

16.68.130 Notice and information to subscribers. A. Prior to or at the time 
of installation, franchisee shall provide each new subscriber with written information 
regarding: 

1. A listing of all services, packages and rates available at the time, 
including billing options and dispute procedures, refund procedures, and company 
policies regarding disconnection and reconnection services and charges; 

a. If franchisee has elected to utilize line item charges for 
franchise fees, copyright and other fees as permitted under Section 634 of the Cable 
Act, any such listings, whether written or oral, shall disclose to the prospective 
subscriber the total costs associated with receiving cable services. Prior to the 
issuance of any such notices, a copy shall be submitted to the director for review 
and approval of the notices. 

2. The availability of any devices required by federal, state or local 
law, such as, but not limited to, parental lock box device and a switching device 
CA/B** switch), and any fees or charges associated with receiving the devices; 

3 . The address, telephone number and hours of business of franchisee 's 
local ofHce for service and resolution of complaints for the franchise area; 

4. Identification of the department, including address and telephone 
number, as the referral agency, in a form of language to be provided by the director; 

5. A separate, written notice containing information regarding protec- 
tion of subscriber privacy rights as specified under Section 63 1 of the Cable Act. 
Said notice to subscribers regarding protection of privacy rights shall be issued in 
a separate, written notice at least once a year thereafter, 

6. Other appropriate information regarding franchisee's system as 
required by the county. 

B. Franchisee shall also provide a separate, written notice to all subscribers 
every six months or as required by the director, which identifies the department as 
required in subsection (A)(4). 

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1 . Semi-annually, the director shall provide the language of the notice 
to be issued to new and current subscribers. Failure to circulate the notice every 
six months as required in this subsection B shall result in the franchisee being 
assessed a fine of one dollar per subscriber per month until such time as notification 
is made to subscribers as required. 

C. 1. The notices required in subsections (A)(S) and (B) of Section 
16.68.130 may be included in the mailing of the subscriber's billing statement, but 
shall not be accompanied by any promotional materials. 

2. Franchisee shall place the department (attn: Cable TV Franchising 
Section) on a mailing list for the notices required in subsections (A)(S) and (B) of 
this Section 16.68.130. (Ord. 88.0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.140 Local business oince requirements. A. Franchisee shall maintain 
a local business office within the county and provide the director with the name, 
address and telephone number of the person(s) who will act as the franchisee's 
agent(s) for general management of the system and to receive complaints regarding 
quality of service, equipment malfunctions, and similar matters. Franchisee shall 
advise county of a change of franchisee's agent(s) within five working days of any 
such change. The local office shall be open to receive inquiries or complaints from 
subscribers during normal business hours. A toll-free phone number shall be 
available to all subscribers located within the ftanchised area for the reporting of 
service problems on a 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year 
basis. 

B. Franchisee shall provide sufficient telephone lines, either adequately 
staffed or with answering capability, providing, at the minimum, emergency referral 
information. Franchisee shall return calls for services or complaints received during 
normal business hours within four business hours of receipt, and shall promptly 
investigate and resolve all calls for service and complaints. During periods when 
answering service or machine is used, franchisee shall provide on-call personnel 
who shall contact the answering service/machine, at a minimum, every four hours 
to check on requests for service and complaints. 

C. In order to determine whether sufficient telephone lines are provided, 
the director may require that a busy study, traffic study or other study be conducted, 
at franchisee's expense, if any, by the local telephone company. Should franchisee 
have its own telephone equipment which can report on telephone line(s) usage, the 
franchisee may submit such report from its own system. 

D. Should the director determine that insufficient telephone lines or 
inadequate staff exists, franchisee shall take necessary steps to ensure that adequate 
telephone lines or staffing are available for normal, daily activities. Consideration 
shall be given for periods of promotional activities or outages. The monthly billing 
period shall be considered as a normal, daily activity for purposes of determining 
adequate telephone lines and/or staffing. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.150 Rates and rate changes. All basic service tier rates and the 
charges for related equipment, installation and services C*basic rates") are subject 
to regulation by the county, as well as any other rates or charges which the county 
may at any time be authorized to regulate. Notwithstanding any different or 
inconsistent provisions in any county ordinance, the county will follow the rate 
regulations promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") in 
regulating the basic rates of any franchise for which the FCC has certified or 

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subsequently certifies the county to regulate. The director is authorized to execute 
on behalf of the county and file with the FCC such certification forms or other 
instruments as are now or may hereafter be required by the FCC in order to enable 
the county to regulate basic rates. 

A. Franchisee shall not change any regulated rates or charges unless and 
until such changes are approved or authorized in the manner provided in this section 
and the requirements of Section 16.68.180 have been met. 

B . 1 . Franchisee shall notify the director of any proposed change in rates 
or charges prior to any such notice being given to subscribers. The notification shall 
include a written list showing the rates and charges currently in effect and the 
proposed changes. The notice shall also include the justification(s) for the proposed 
changes(s). 

2. To ensure that a reasonable opportunity is given for consideration 
of the view of interested parties, franchisee shall notify subscribers of any proposed 
change in basic rates within 14 days after notice has been provided to the director. 
The director will accept written or telephonic public comment for 10 days after 
subscribers have been so notified. The county may also require the franchisee to 
provide notice of such proposed changes on access, local origination, or other 
applicable channels(s) on the cable system. All notices will list the FCC community 
identifier for the cable system and the name, address, and phone number of the 
director. 

C. 1 . Within 30 days after submission of franchisee's proposed changes, 
or within such additional time as may be authorized by state or federal law, the 
director shall either approve or disapprove of the proposed changes, or any of them, 
and shall notify franchisee of his decision. A franchisee's failure to provide any 
reasonably requested material pertaining to a basic rate increase request will cause 
the director to request additional review time beyond 30 days. To the extent that 
any proposed regulated change is disapproved, the director shall set forth in writing 
his findings of fact with respect thereto. 

2. Franchisee may, within 10 days after mailing of the notification of 
decision, appeal such decision to the board or other hearing body designated by the 
board. Upon receipt of the appeal, the board, or other designated hearing body, may 
take any one of the following actions: 

a. Approve the decision; 

b. Refer the matter back to the director with or without instruc- 
tion; 

c. Set the matter for public hearing before itself; such public 
hearing shall be held de novo as if no hearing previously had been held. 

3 . Upon completion of the appeal process at the county level, franchi- 
see may avail itself of appeals provided by state or federal law. 

D. The county may prescribe a reasonable rate or charge if it determines 
that a proposed regulated rate or charge is unreasonable. 

£. The county may order refunds to subscribers, including interest computed 
at applicable rates published by the Internal Revenue Service for its tax refunds and 
additional tax payments, where the county determines that a regulated rate or charge 
is unreasonable. (Ord. 94-0015F § 1, 1994: Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.160 Notice to subscribers of discontinuance of service for nonpay- 
ment. Franchisee shall provide at least 10 days written notice to a subscriber prior 
to discontinuance of service for nonpayment. The notice shall contain the date, time 

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and place by which payment must be made in order to prevent disconnection of 
service. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.165 Restoration of service disconnected in error — No charge to 
subscriber. In the event franchisee has improperly or inadvertently disconnected 
cable services to a subscriber, franchisee shall provide for restoration without charge 
to subscriber within two business days of discovery of disconnection. (Ord. 
88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.170 Designation of franciiisee fees and other line items on 
subscribers* statements — Required notices. Franchisee shall notify subscribers 
at least 30 days prior to the first inclusion of franchise fees and/or other line items 
on their statements, as permitted in Section 622(f) and (g) of the Cable Act. Said 
notice shall explain the election to use line item designations and the effects such 
designations shall have on the total costs associated with receiving cable services. 
No such notice shall be issued to subscribers until the county has reviewed and 
approved the notice. Any designation of franchise fees as a separate line item on 
the statement shall use the term **franchise fee." (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.180 Requirements of notice of proposed changes in rates, charges, 
tiering or carriage. Whether or not the franchise is subject to rate regulation by 
the county, franchisee shall provide notice to subscribers and the county of changes 
in rates, charges, tiering or carriage as provided herein: 

A. Franchisee shall notify all subscribers, in writing, of any proposed 
changes in subscriber rates, charges, tiering or carriage at least 60 days in advance 
of the effective date of such proposed changes. In no event shall a subscriber be 
billed for service at the increased rate or charge prior to the delivery of the 
notification to the subscriber. 

B. Franchisee shall notify the director, in writing, of any proposed changes 
in subscriber rates and charges, tiering or carriage at least 90 days in advance of 
the effective date of such proposed changes. The notification to the director shall 
include a list showing the rates and charges currently in effect and the proposed 
changes. Only those rates and charges that are on file with the department may be 
charged to subscribers. 

C. If it is impractical or impossible for franchisee to provide above notifica- 
tions due to conditions beyond franchisee's control, franchisee shall give reasonable 
notice to subscribers and the director. 

D. In the event of a rate increase, retiering or other change(s) in service by 
franchisee, subscribers may downgrade or disconnect service without charge; 
provided, however, that charges may be imposed for failure to return converter 
boxes, remote controls or other equipment owned by the franchisee. (Ord. 88-0 159F 
§1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.185 Termination of service — Removal of equipment. A. Upon 
termination of service to any subscriber, franchisee shall promptly remove all its 
facilities and equipment from the premises of such subscriber upon subscriber's 
request, except as provided in subsection B. Upon termination of services, should 
franchisee not promptly collect its equipment from the premises of the subscriber, 
the subscriber shall not be charged for continued services, nor for failure to return 
any equipment. 

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B. Should franchisee require the subscriber to return the equipment, 
franchisee shall establish convenient hours, which must include convenient evening 
and weekend hours, for return of equipment, and the subscriber shall have a 
reasonable length of time in which to return the equipment. The subscriber shall 
be advised of the date by which the equipment must be returned before a charge 
may be imposed for failure to return equipment. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.190 Preference to certain subscribers prohibited. Franchisee shall 
not grant any preference or advantage to any person or group, nor subject any 
person or group to prejudice or disadvantage as to rates, charges, services, service 
facilities, rules and regulations or in any other respect relative to the rights granted 
under the franchise. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the franchisee from 
offering limited, promotional specials, nor from offering bulk or discount billings 
where practical. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.192 Subscriber right to continuation of services. Provided the 
subscriber does not violate any federal, state or local laws regarding the reception 
of cable services, makes payments for such services in a timely fashion to franchi- 
see, and maintains franchisee's equipment in good working order, the franchisee 
may not refuse cable service to a subscriber. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.68.195 Modification of standards. The county reserves the right to 
modify, during the term of the franchise, the existing consumer standards contained 



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within the ordinance granting the franchise, and to establish additional consumer 
service standards from time to time, as may be necessary to protect the subscriber, 
the franchisee and the county. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 



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Chapter 16.69 
RENEWAL OF FRANCHISE 

Sections: 

1 6.69.0 1 Franchise renewal. 

16.69.020 Cable Act Section 626 renewal. 

1 6.69.025 Renewals outside provisions of Cable Act Section 626 (A) 

through (G). 

16.69.030 Notices to subscribers regarding renewal. 

16.69.035 Renewal of expired franchises. 

1 6.69.040 Waiver of Cable Act Section 626 renewal. 

1 6.69.050 Contents of application for renewal. 

16.69.060 Renewal processing fee. 

1 6.69.070 Processing of application for renewal. 

16.69.010 Franchise renewal. Franshise renewal may be effected under Sec- 
tion 626 of the Cable Act, or under an alternative method. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.69.020 Cable Act Section 626 renewal. The following procedure shall be 
followed for all renewals effected under Section 626 of the Cable Act: 

A. During the six-month period which begins with the 36th month before 
the franchise expiration, the county may on its own initiative, and shall at the 
request of the franchisee, commence proceedings which afford the public in the 
franchise area appropriate notice and participation for the purpose of: 

1. Identifying the future cable-related community needs and inter- 
ests; and 

2. Reviewing the performance of the franchisee under the franchisee 
during the then current franchise term. 

B. 1. Upon completion of a proceeding under subsection A, the fran- 
chisee seeking renewal of a franchise may, on its own ititiative or at the request of 
the director, submit a proposal for renewal. 

2. Subjea to Section 624 of the Cable Act, any such proposal shall 
contain such material as the director may require, including proposals to upgrade 
the cable system. 

3. The director may establish a date by which such proposal shall be 
submitted. 

C. 1 . Upon submittal by the franchisee of a proposal for the renewal of a 
franchise, the county shall provide prompt public notice of such proposal and, 
during the four-month period which begins on the completion of any proceedings 
under subsection A, renew the franchise or issue a preliminary assessment that the 
franchise should not be renewed and, at the request of the franchisee or on its own 
initiative, commence an administrative proceeding, after providing prompt public 
notice of such proceeding, in accordance with subsection (C)(2) to consider 
whether 

a. The franchisee has substantially complied with the material 
terms of the existing franchise and with applicable law; 

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b. The quality of the franchisee's service, including signal qual- 
ity, response to consumer complaints, and billing practices, but without regard to 
the mix, quality, or level of cable services or other services provided over the 
system, has been reasonable in light of community needs; 

c. The franchisee has the financial, legal and technical abiUty to 
provide the services, facilities and equipment as set forth in the franchisee's 
proposal; and 

d. The franchisee's proposal is reasonable to meet the future 
cable-related community needs and interests, taking into account the cost of 
meeting such needs and interests. 

2. In any proceeding under subsection (C)(1), the franchisee shall be 
afforded adequate notice and the franchisee and the director shall be afforded fair 
opportunity for full participation, including the right to introduce evidence (includ- 
ing evidence related to issues raised in the proceeding under subsection A), to 
require the production of evidence, and to question witnesses. A transcript shall be 
made of any such proceeding. 

3. At the completion of a proceeding under this subsection C, the 
director shall issue a written decision granting or denying the proposal for renewal 
based upon the record of such proceeding, and transmit a copy of such decision to 
the franchisee. Such decision shall state the reasons therefor. 

D. Any denial of a proposal for renewal shall be based on one or more 
adverse findings made with respect to the factors described in subparagraphs (a) 
through (d) of subsection (C)(1), pursuant to the record of the proceeding under 
subsection (c). The county will not base a denial of renewal on a failure to substan- 
tially comply with the material terms of the franchise under subsection (Q(l)(a) or 
on events considered under subsection (C)(1)(b) in any case in which a violation of 
the franchise or the events considered under subsection (C)(1)(b) occur after 
December 29, 1984 unless the director has provided the franchisee with notice and 
the opportunity to cure, or in any case in which it is documented that the county has 
waived its right to object or has effectively acquiesced. 

E. Any franchisee whose proposal for renewal has been denied by a final 
decision of the director made pursuant to this section, or has been adversely 
affected by a failure of the county to act in accordance with the procedural require- 
ments of this section, may appeal such fmal decision or failure pursuant to the 
provisions of Section 635 of the Cable Act. 

F. For purposes of this section, the term "franchise expiration" means the 
date of the expiration of the term of the franchise, as provided under the ordinance 
granting the franchise, as it was in effect on December 29, 1984. (Ord. 88-0 159F § 1 
(part), 1988.) 

16.69.025 Renewals outside provisions of Cable Act Section 626 (A) 
through (G). A. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 16.69.020, a franchisee 
may submit a proposal for the renewal of a franchise pursuant to this section at any 
time, and the county may, after affording the public adequate notice and oppor- 
tunity for comment, grant or deny such proposal at any time (including after 
proceedings pursuant to this section have commenced). The provisions of Section 
16.69.020 shall not apply to a decision to grant or deny a proposal under this 
subsection. The denial of a renewal pursuant to this section shall not affect action 
on a renewal proposal that is submitted in accordance with Section 16.69.020. 

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B. Proposals for renewal outside of the provisions of Section 626(A) 
through (G) of the Cable Act and Section 16.69.020 of this Code should be made no 
later than 24 months prior to the expiration of the franchise in order to allow 
adequate time for county to process the application. Franchisee shall be responsible 
for any additional costs incurred by the county in processing an application made 
less than 24 months prior to the expiration of the franchise. The provisions of 
Chapter 16.62 shall apply to this section. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.69.030 Notices to subscribers regarding renewal. A. After filing a pro- 
posal for renewal, the franchisee shall submit in the billing sent to subscribers a 
notice of the pending proposal and notice of any public hearings or meetings. Such 
notice shall not be more than 60 and not less than 10 days prior to the subject 
meeting. 

B. Upon determination of public hearing date, notice shall be made over 
appropriate PEG channel(s) at least hourly between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. 
and 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. and for five consecutive days, not less than three days nor 
more than 14 days prior to the date of the public hearing. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 
1988.) 

16.69.035 Renewal of expired franchises. The county reserves the right to 
grant or deny any renewal of the franchise that is requested after the expiration of 
the initial term of the franchise and to condition any such renewal upon the 
franchisee's agreement to comply fully with all amendments or other modifications 
to the franchise as may be specified by the board or director. (Ord. 88-01 59F § 1 
(iMut), 1988.) 

r 16.69.040 Waiver of Cable Act Section 626 renewal. If franchisee does not 
timely initiate proceedings pursuant to and in accordance with Section 626 of the 
Cable Act, franchisee shall be deemed to have waived the provisions thereof. (Ord. 
88-0159F§l (part), 1988.) /r 

16.69.050 Contents of appUcation for renewal. The application for renewal 
shall address the requirements specified in Chapter 16.62, as applicable, and in 
Section 16.68.120. The proposal shall specifically address the community needs and 
interests, and shall set forth how the fi^nchisee will meet those community needs 
and interests. It shall set forth the extent to which the cable system will be upgraded, 
modernized or rebuilt, taking into account the then state-of-the-art cable systems 
and technology and the cost of such improvements and alterations. (Ord. 88-0159F 
§ 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.69.060 Renewal processing fee. Each applicant for renewal must furnish 
with its proposal a nonrefundable Hling fee in the amount set forth in Section 
16.62.025- The applicant shall pay any additional costs incurred by the county as 
provided in subsection C of said section. (Ord. 88-0159F § 1 (part), 1988.) 

16.69.070 Processing of application for renewal. Subject to Section 626 of 
the Cable Act, the procedure to process an application for franchise as specified in 
Chapter 16.62 of this code shall be followed for all applications for renewal. (Ord. 
88-0159F§l (part), 1988.) 



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Division 5 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 

Chapters: 

16.70 House Numbering 

16.72 Mapped Highways, Bikeways, Hiking and Equestrian Trails 

16.74 Pipelines and Other Utilities on Bridges 

16.76 Tree Trimming 

16.77 Tree-Trimming for Moving Buildings or Structures 
16.80 Sidewalk and Curb Repair 

16.84 Lease of Property Acquired for Highway Purposes 
16.86 Camping on Highways Prohibited 

Chapter 16.70 



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Sections: 

^1.' 16.70.010 
16.70.020 
16.70.030 
16.70.040 
16.70.050 
16.70.060 

. . 16.70.070 
16.70.080 
16.70.090 
16.70.100 
16.70.110 
16.70.120 
16.70.130 

16.70.140 
16.70.150 



HOUSE NUMBERING 



Title for citation. 

Construction of provisions. 

Definitions. 

Interpretation of language. 

Districts established — County engineer authority. 

House numbers — Establishment. 

Notice of numbers assigned. 

Placement of numbers by owners or occupants. 

Apartment houses — Posting of dwelling unit diagram. 

Mobilehome parks — Plan — Filing requirements. 

Mobilehome parks — Numbering system on access ways. 

Mobilehome parks — Plan — Examination by county engineer. 

Mobilehome parks — Placement of numbers — Compliance time 

limit. 

Mobilehome parks — Directory and other signs required. 

Violation — Penalty. 



16.70.010 Title for citation. The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be 
known as and may be cited as "the house numbering ordinance." (Ord. 10763 § 1 
(part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 1 § 101, 1925.) 

16.70.020 Construction of provisions. Unless the provision or the context 
otherwise requires, the general provisions, rules of construction, and definitions in 
Sections 16.70.010 through 16.70.040, and 16.70.150 shall govern the construction of 
this chapter. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 1 § 102, 1925.) 

16.70.030 Definitions. A. "Board" means the board of supervisors of the 
county of Los Angeles. 

B. "County engineer" means the county engineer of the county of Los Angeles. 



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C. "Mobilehome" is a vehicle designed and equipped for human habita- 
tion, and for being drawn by a motor vehicle. 

D. "Mobilehome park" means any area or tract of land where: 

1. One or more mobilehome lots are rented or leased or held out for 
rent or lease to accommodate mobilehomes used for human habitation; or 

2. Two or more mobilehome lots are in the lawful possession of 
separate persons and are used by such persons to accommodate mobile homes used 
for human habitation. 

E. "Road" includes both a county highway and a private street. 

F. "Section" means a section of the ordinance codified in this chapter 
unless some other ordinance or a statute is specifically mentioned. 

G. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 1973: 
Ord. 1325 Art. 1 §§ 103 — 109, 1925.) 

16.70.040 Interpretation of language. The singular includes the plural and 
the plural the singular. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 1 § 110, 1925.) 

16.70.050 Districts established — County engineer authority. The county 
engineer shall divide the county into one or more districts in order that he may, 
whenever requested to do so by the board, establish numbers to be allotted along 
any road in anv part of the county of Los Angeles. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 
1325 Art. 2 § 201, 1925.) 

16.70.060 House numbers — Establishment. The county engineer, when- 
ever so requested by the board, shall establish the house numbers along any road in 
the county of Los Angeles, and the numbers so established, when adopted and 
approved by the board, shall be the official numbers for such road. (Ord. 10763 § 1 
(part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 2 § 202, 1925.) 

16.70.070 Notice of numbers assigned. A. The county engineer shall notify 
all owners of property or persons in possession of property along any road upon 
which official numbers have been established pursuant to Sections 16.70.050 and 
16.70.060 of this chapter of the numbers so assigned. 

B. If the county engineer finds that no number has been affixed to any 
mobilehome in a mobilehome park for which a number has been assigned by an 
approved plan, or that the number affixed is not the number so assigned, he shall so 
notify the occupant of such mobilehome of the number assigned thereto. (Ord. 
10763 § I (part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 4 § 401, 1925.) 

16.70.080 Placement of numbers by owners or occupants. Within 10 days 
after the owner or occupant of any property along a road for which official numbers 
have been assigned or the occupant of any mobilehome for which a number has 
been assigned has been notified as required by this chapter of the number so 
assigned he shall: 

A. Remove any existing number which is not the number assigned; 

B. Place the number assigned, in digits not less than three inches in height, 
upon the said property, residence, structure or mobilehome in such a position as to 
be plainly visible from the road or access way. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 1325 
Art. 4 § 402, 1925.) 

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16.70.090 Apartment houses — Posting of dwelling unit diagram. The 

owner or proprietor of an apartment house consisting of six or more dwelling units 
shall post at or near the primary entrance to the building or buildings a brief 
descriptive diagram which clearly indicates the numerical, alphabetical or identifi- 
cation pattern or layout, showing the location of each dwelling unit, including floor 
levels and access patterns. (Ord. 11172 § 1, 1975: Ord. 1325 Art. 5 § 501, 1925.) 

16.70.100 Mobilehome parks — Plan — Filing requirements. Prior to 
March 1, 1974, or not less than 30 days after the establishment of a mobilehome 
park, whichever last occurs, the owner or proprietor of a mobilehome park shall file 
with the county engineer a plan (which may be a rough plan not drawn to scale) 
showing: 

A. The mobilehome lots, including dimensions thereof; 

B. The access ways thereto, including dimensions, angles and radii 
required to reconstruct the configuration of said access way; 

C. The names or numbers of the access ways; 

D. The number assigned to each mobilehome lot. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 
1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 3 § 301, 1925.) 

16.70.110 Mobilehome parks — Numbering system on access ways. On 
each access way odd numbers in consecutive order shall be assigned on one side and 
even numbers in consecutive order shall be assigned on the other side. (Ord. 10763 § 
1 (part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 3 § 302, 1925.) 

16.70.120 Mobilehome parks — Plan — Examination by county engineer. 

Upon receipt of the plan provided for by this chapter, the county engineer shall 
examine the same and determine whether or not the proposed numbering of 
mobilehome lots will facilitate the finding of the occupants of the mobilehomes 
parked thereon, and whether the names of the access ways will duplicate the names 
of nearby roads or other access ways to such an extent as to cause confusion. He may 
make such changes in the plan as he finds necessary in order that the location of 
occupants of the mobilehome park may be ascertained. He shall return the plan as 
submitted or as amended by him, as the case may be, showing his approval of the 
said plan to the owner or proprietor of the mobilehome park. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 
1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 3 § 303, 1925.) 

16.70.130 Mobilehome parks — Placement of numbers — Compliance time 
limit. Within 10 days after receiving the approved plan from the county engineer, 
the owner or proprietor of the mobilehome park shall post legible signs in letters or 
figures not less than three inches in height at the ends of, and at each intersection of, 
the access ways, showing the names or numbers thereof, and either place the 
number assigned. to each mobilehome in such a position on the mobilehome to be 
plainly visible from the access way, such number to be not less three inches in 
height, or notify, in writing, the occupant of each mobilehome to do so. (Ord. 10763 
§ 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 3 § 304, 1925.) 

16.70.140 Mobilehome parks — Directory and other signs required. The 

owner or proprietor of a mobilehome park shall: 

A. Post at the entrance thereof a central directory which shall show the 
layout of the access ways and the numbering system of the mobilehome park; 

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B. Affix on the mobilehome, house, or other structure occupied by the 
manager of the mobilehome park, in such a position as to be clearly visible from the 
access way, a sign in letters not less than three inches in height, reading "Office," 
"Manager," or some other word indicating the same. (Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 1973: 
Ord. 1325 Art. 3 § 305, 1925.) 

16.70.150 Violation — Penalty. Violation of this chapter is an infraction 
punishable by: 

A. A fine not exceeding $50.00 for a first violation; 

B. A fine not exceeding $100.00 for a second violation within one year; 

C. A fine not exceeding $250.00 for each additional violation within one 
year. (Ord. 12264 § 6, 1980: Ord. 10763 § 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 1325 Art. 1 § HI, 1925.) 



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Chapter 16.72 

MAPPED HIGHWAYS, BIKEWAYS, HIKING AND EQUESTRIAN 

TRAILS'7 

Sections: 

16.72.010 Title for citation. 

16.72.020 Definitions. 

1 6.72.030 Building in certain areas prohibited without permit. 

1 6.72.040 Permit — Issuance conditions. 

16.72.050 Appeal — From denial of permit. 

1 6.72.060 Grant of permit following appeal-Conditions. 

1 6.72.070 Denial of permit following appeal — Conditions. 

16.72.080 Appeal — From board of appeals decision. 

16.72.090 Denial of permit — Notice to applicant. 

16.72.100 Certain buildings not permitted. 

16.72.110 Severability. 

16.72.010 Title for citation. The ordinance set out in this chapter shall be 
known as, and may be cited as the "mapped highways, bikeways, and hiking and 
equestrian trails ordinance." (Ord. 11631 § 1 (part), 1978: Ord. 11303§ 1 (part), 1976: 
Ord. 7273 § 1 (part), 1958; Ord. 7216 § 10, 1957.) 

16.72.020 Deflnitions. As used in this chapter: 

A. "Mapped bikeway" means an area, no portion of which has been dedi- 
cated or acquired by the public, which is indicated as a bikeway on the Bikeway 
Plan, a subelement of the transportation element of the general plan, and for which 
there is on file in the office of the county engineer a county surveyor's map of such 
size, scale and detail that the exact location on the ground which the bikeway is to 
occupy can be ascertained. 

B. "Mapped highway" means an area, no portion of which has been 
dedicated or acquired by the public, which is indicated as a major or secondary 
highway or parkway on the circulation element of the county master or general plan 
(also known as the Master Plan of County Highways) and for which there is on file 
in the office of the county engineer a county surveyor's map of such size, scale and 
detail that the exact location on the ground which the highway or parkway is to 
occupy can be ascertained. 

C. "Mapped hiking and equestrian trail" means an area, no portion of 
which has been dedicated to or acquired by the public, which is indicated as a hiking 
and equestrian trail on the general plan, a community area plan or other subele- 
ment of the general plan, or California Recreational Trails and Hostel Plan, and for 
which there is on file in the office of the county engineer a map of such size, scale 
and detail that the exact location on the ground which the hiking and equestrian 
trail is to occupy can be ascertained. 

D. "Owner" means any person entitled to the use or possession of real 
property or any person applying for a building permit. (Ord. 11631 § 1 (part), 1978: 
Ord. 11303 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord.7563 § 1, 1959; Ord. 7216 § 1, 1957.) 

16.72.030 Building in certain areas prohibited without permit. No person 
shall hereafter erect, without a permit as hereinafter provided, any building or 

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structure other than a temporary structure costing less than $500.00 within the area 
of any mapped highway, bikeway, or hiking and equestrian trail. (Ord. 11631 § 1 
(part), 1978: Ord. 11303 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 7216 § 2, 1957.) 

16.72.040 Permit — Issuance conditions. Prior to issuing any building 
permit, the county engineer shall examine the circulation element of the county 
master or general plan (also known as the Master Plan of County Highways), the 
Bikeway Plan, or general plan, community area plan or other subelement of the 
general plan, or the California Recreational Trails and Hostel Plan, and determine 
if there is on file in the office of the county engineer a county surveyor's map 
indicating the exact location on the ground which the proposed highway, parkway, 
bikeway, or hiking and equestrian trail is to occupy. If he finds that the building or 
structure proposed to be erected will lie within the boundaries of any mapped 
highway, bikeway or hiking and equestrian trail, he shall grant a permit if the cost of 
the proposed building or structure is $500.00 or less. Otherwise, he shall refuse such 
permit, and notify the owner or applicant for the permit of the reason for such 
refusal. Upon the denial of an application for a permit, the county engineer shall 
give written notice of his action to the board of supervisors, the director of planning 
and the road commissioner, and mail a copy thereof by certified mail to the owner 
or applicant at the address shown on the application. At the expiration of a period of 
six months after the date of mailing of any such notice, the permit shall be issued 
upon request of the owner or applicant, if the county or state has not acquired said 
property or has not instituted legal proceedings to acquire said propertv. (Ord. 1 1631 
§ 1 (part), 1978: Ord. 11303 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 7216 § 3, 1957.) 

16.72.050 Appeal — From denial of permit. Any person aggrieved by the 
refusal of a building permit under this chapter may request a hearing on the matter 
before the zoning board established by county Ordinance 1494, "the zoning ordi- 
nance," (codified at Title 22), hereinafter referred to as the board of appeals. Before 
taking any action authorized by this chapter, the board of appeals shall hold a 
hearing at which the applicant and any other interested parties shall have an 
opportunity to be heard. At least 10 days prior to date fixed for the hearing, the 
board of appeals shall cause notice of the time and place thereof to be mailed by 
certified mail to the owner or applicant. Written notice of the time and place of the 
hearing shall also be given to the countv engineer, road commissioner, and depart- 
ment of facilities. (Ord. 1 1631 § 1 (part), 1978: Ord. 1 1303 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 7623 § 
1,1954; Ord. 7216 §4, 1957.) 

16.72.060 Grant of permit following appeal — Conditions. The board of 
appeals shall authorize the granting of the permit if it finds any of the following are 
true: 

A. That the property on which the mapped highway, bikeway or hiking and 
equestrian trail location is a part, is of such nature that the owner of the land will be 
substantially damaged by refusal to grant the permit; 

B. That balancing the interest of the public in preserving the integrity of 
mapped highways, bikeways, or hiking and equestrian trails against the interest of 
the owner of the land in using his property, that granting of the permit is required by 
considerations of justice and equity. (Ord. 11631 § 1 (part), 1978: Ord. 11303 § 1 
(part), 1976: Ord. 7216 § 5, 1957.) 

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16.72.070 Denial of permit following appeal — Conditions. The board of 
appeals shall not authorize the granting of the permit if it finds either of the 
following is true: 

A. That the owner of the land will not be substantially damaged by locating 
the proposed structure on his land other than within the bed of the mapped 
highway, bikeway, or hiking and equestrian trail; 

B. That balancing the interest of the public and preserving the integrity of 
mapped highways, bikeways, or hiking and equestrian trails against the interest of 
the owner of the land in using his property, the resulting disadvantages to the 
county would be unreasonable and disproportionate to the advantages of the owner 
from using the property (Ord. 1 1631 § 1 (part), 1978: Ord. 1 1303 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 
7216 § 6, 1957.) 

16.72.080 Appeal — From board of appeals decision. Any owner or appli- 
cant dissatisfied with the decision of the board of appeals may appeal to the board of 
supervisors by filing with the clerk of the board of supervisors a notice of appeal. 
The board of supervisors may request a summary of the proceedings and evidence 
before the board of appeals and make such decision as in its opinion is justified 
thereby, or may set the matter for hearing before itself If the board of supervisors 
sets the matter for hearing before itself it shall, at least 10 days prior to the date fixed 
for the hearing, cause notice of the time and place thereof to be mailed by certified 
mail to the applicant at the address shown upon his notice of appeal. (Ord. 1 1631 § 1 
(part), 1978: Ord. 11303 § I (part), 1976: Ord. 7216 § 7, 1957.) 

16.72.090 Denial of permit — Notice to applicant. Upon the denial of an 
application for permit by the board of appeafs or the board of supervisors, written 
notice of the denial shall be sent by certified mail to the applicant or owner at the 
address shown on his application. (Ord. 1 1631 § I (part), 1978: Ord. 11303 § I (part), 
1976: Ord. 7216 § 8, 1957.) 

16.72.100 Certain buildings not permitted. This chapter does not permit the 
construction, erection, placing or maintenance of any building or structure at any 
place where such construction, erection, placing, or maintenance is prohibited by 
Ordinance 1494 and Title 22 of this code, or by any other ordinance or law. (Ord. 
11631 § I (part), 1978: Ord. 11303 § 1 (pan), 1976: Ord. 7273 § 2, 1958: Ord. 7216 § 9, 
1957.) 

16.72.110 Severability. If any provision of the ordinance codified in this 
chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, 
the remainder of such ordinance and the application of such provisions to other 
persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. (Ord. 1 1631 § 1 (part), 1978: 
Ord. 11303 § 1 (part), 1976: Ord. 7273 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 7216 § 11, 1957.) 



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Chapter 16.74 
PIPELINES AND OTHER UTILITIES ON BRIDGES*' 

Sections: 

16.74.010 Definitions. 

1 6.74.020 Permit — Required when — Terms and conditions. 

16.74.030 Permit — Liability agreement prerequisite to issuance. 

16.74.040 Annual rental — In addition to other payments. 

16.74.050 Annual rental — Exemption conditions. 

16.74.060 Lower fees authorized when. 

1 6.74.070 Annual rental — Late payment charge. 

16.74.080 Permit — Sale, transfer, lease or assignment limitations. 

1 6.74.090 Relocation or removal of facilities — Costs. 

16.74.100 Revocation of privileges — Notice required. 

1 6.74. 1 1 Previously granted permits — Terms and conditions. 

1 6.74. 1 20 Acts constituting misdemeanors designated — Penalty. 

1 6.74. 1 30 Permit — Revocation for violations — Penalty. 

16.74.010 Definitions. As used in this chapter: 

A. "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, copartnership, joint 
adventure, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, this state, any 
county, including this county, and all departments and bureaus thereof except the 
road department of this county, city and county, municipality, district or other 
political subdivision thereof, or any other group or combination acting as a unit. 

B. Unless the context otherwise requires, "pipeline" means and includes 
conduit, cable and wire, except that it does not include any wire which is a portion 
of a cable or which is enclosed within a conduit where such cable or conduit are 
subject to the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 6522 § 2. 1954: Ord. 3821 § 2, 1961: 
Ord. 1363 §§ 0.5 and l.I, 1925.) 

16.74.020 Permit — Required when — Terms and conditions. Before any 
person attaches any pipeline to, lays any pipeline on, or uses for the support of any 
pipeline, replaces or repairs any pipeline on, or removes any pipeline from any 
bridge, including the wing walls thereof or culvert, in the county of Los Angeles, he 
shall first make application to the road commissioner and receive from him a 
permit to do so. The road commissioner shall not grant any such permit until he 
finds that a permit may be granted without detriment to the bridge or culvert. If the 
road commissioner so finds, he shall issue to the applicant a permit on the same 
form and on the same conditions as permits for making excavations, fills and 
obstructions, and upon the following additional terms and conditions: 

A. 1 . That payments shall be made in advance annually to the county of 
Los Angeles at the following rate per lineal foot of pipeline directly supported by the 
bridge or culvert including wing walls, or per foot of length of the bridge or culvert, 
not including the wing walls, whichever is greater: 

a. $.30 when the pipelines do not exceed an outside diameter of 
five inches; 

b. $.50 when the outside diameter is in excess of five inches and 
V. not in excess of 10 inches; 

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c. When the outside diameter of any such pipe exceeds 10 
inches, a sum computed at the rate of $.05 per inch for each inch or fraction of an 
inch of outside diameter of such pipeline; 

2. Where a pipeline does not cross, but is parallel or approximately 
parallel to the stream, ravine, gulley or other depression crossed by the bridge then, 
as used in this section, "length" shall be construed as "width"; 

3. Where a pipeline is supported in part by a structure or structures 
other than and in addition to the bridge or culvert, then the length of such bridge or 
culvert shall be deemed to be that portion of such bridge or culvert which is between 
such structure and the other end of such bridge or culvert, or between such 
structures; 

B. That the name of the person owning the franchise be shown on each 
pipeline at each end of the bridge, in a manner which will be legible at all times; 

C. That in all cases where the pipeline is conveying either gas or oil, the 
person to whom the permit is granted shall install a shutoff valve in the said 
pipeline at both ends of the bridge or culvert at a distance of at least 200 feet from 
the ends of the said bridge or culvert, and that the shutoff valve shall be installed in 
the pipeline or pipelines in such a manner that it will not project above the surface 
of the highways and not be a menace or danger to the traveling public. The shutoff 
valve shall be properly identified by a metal tag attached to same, bearing the name 
of the person to whom the permit has been granted; 

D. That the permittee shall paint all pipelines when installed the same color 
as the bridge or culvert; 

E. That each permittee furnish the road commissioner and the forester and 
fire warden the address and telephone number of some designated official or the 
person who will be available at all times, 24 hours per day, holidays and Sundays 
included, to be called in case of emergency or other matters pertaining to the line. 
(Ord. 7707 § 1. 1960; Ord. 4789 § 1, 1946; Ord. 4655 § 2, 1946; Ord. 3821 § 1, 1941: 
Ord. 2033 § 1, 1932; Ord. 2026 § I, 1931: Ord. 1363 § 1, 1925.) 

16.74.030 Permit — Liability agreement prerequisite to issuance. Before 
any permit is granted pursuant to Section 16.74.020 of this chapter, the person 
applying for the same shall first make, execute and deliver to the road commis- 
sioner an agreement whereby such person agrees: 

A. To promptly pay to the county the cost of repairing any damage to any 
structure owned by the county caused by the use of such structure for the support of 
any pipeline of such person; 

B. That the county of Los Angeles will not, nor will any of its officers, 
agents or employees, be liable to such person or his assigns for any injury to any pan 
of such pipeline by reason of removal or failure of the structure; 

C. That such person will save the county, its officers, agents and employees, 
harmless from any liability for damage for bursting pipes, explosions, or any other 
damage which would not have happened but for the maintenance of the pipeline. 
(Ord. 3821 § 4, 1941: Ord. 1363 § 1.3, 1925.) 

16.74.040 Annual rental — In addition to other payments. The annual 
rentals set forth in this chapter shall be in addition to the annual tolls required to be 
paid bv the grantee under franchises to occupy county highwavs which mav be held 
by the grantee. (Ord. 4255 § 4, 1943: Ord. 1363 § 9, 1925.) 

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16.74.050 Annual rental — Exemption conditions. If under state law the 
county of Los Angeles may not legally require the payment of any permit fee or 
bridge rental from any particular person, such person shall nevertheless first apply 
for and obtain a permit as required in Section 16.74.020, which permit, if granted, 
shallbegranted without the payment ofany permit fee or bridge rental. (Ord. 3821 § 
3, 1941: Ord. 1363 § 1.2, 1925.) 

16.74.060 Lower fees authorized when. Where the board of supervisors 
finds that, because of the disturbance of an easement, or otherwise, a consideration 
is due or will become due from the county to the applicant, as a set-off, the board of 
supervisors, in directing the road commissioner to issue the permit, may provide 
that either no fee or a lower fee than that provided for in Section 16.74.020 be 
collected. The board of supervisors, in like manner, may provide that either no 
inspection fee or a lesser inspection fee than that adequate to reimburse the road 
commissioner be collected. The road compiissioner shall not receive greater fees 
than specified iri'such orders. (Ord. 4986 §j)^ 1947: Ord. 1363 § 1.4, 1925.) 

in 
16.74.070 Annual rental — Late payment charge. In the event any annual 
advance rental payment specified herein is not made within 60 days after the date 
on which the payment is due, the grantee shall further pay interest on such payment 
at the rate of one percent per month from the date the pavment was due. (Ord. 4255 
§5, 1943: Ord. 1363 § 10, 1925.) 

16.74.080 Permit — Sale, transfer, lease or assignment limitations. The 

grantee of a permit granted pursuant to this chapter shall not sell, transfer, assign or 
lease said permit, or any of the rights and privileges granted thereby, without first 
obtaining the consent of the board of supervisors to such sale, transfer, assignment 
or lease. This provision does not apply to a sale, transfer, assignment or lease from a 
corporation to its subsidiary or affiliated companies, nor when the assets of a 
corporation as a whole are sold, transferred, assigned or leased to its parent 
company, if notice ofany such sale, transfer, assignment or lease is given to the 
county (Ord. 4255 § 2, 1943: Ord. 1363 § 7, 1925.) 

16.74.090 Relocation or removal of facilities — Costs. In the event it 
becomes necessary to remove or relocate, for any public purpose of the county of 
Los Angeles, any pipeline or conduit attached to or supported by a county bridge 
under the authority of a permit granted subject to this chapter, the grantee or 
assignee thereof shall pav the entire cost of such removals or relocations, (Ord. 4255 
§3, 1943: Ord. 1363 § 8, 1925.) 

16.74.100 Revocation of privileges — Notice required. The privileges under 
any permit granted pursuant to this chapter may be revoked, in whole or in part, at 
anv time upon 30 davs' written notice from the county of Los Angeles to the grantee 
thereof (Ord. 4255 § 1, 1943: Ord. 1363 § 6, 1925.) 

16.74.110 Previously granted permits — Terms and conditions. All of the 

terms and conditions of this chapter are expressly made applicable to all permits 
V ... previously granted, and all persons, firms or corporations holding permits are 

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required to make the necessary changes to conform to the terms and conditions of 
this chapter within a period of three months from December 14, 1925, the date of 
passage of the ordinance codified in this chapter. (Ord. 1363 § 2, 1925.) 

16.74.120 Acts constituting misdemeanors designated — Penalty. Every 
person who attaches any pipeline to, lays any pipeline on, or uses for the support of 
any pipeline, replaces or repairs any pipeline, or removes any pipeline from any 
bridge or the wing walls of any bridge or any culvert without having first received a 
permit so to do, and every person who in any way violates any provision of this 
chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00, or 
by imprisonment in the County Jail for not to exceed six months, or by both such 
fine or imprisonment. (Ord. 3821 § 6, 1941: Ord. 1363 § 5, 1925.) 

16.74.130 Permit — Revocation for violations — Penalty. Any person hav- 
ing a permit granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and who violates any 
of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to an immediate revocation of his 
permit and a fine of not to exceed $500.00, or by imprisonment in the Los Angeles 
County Jail for a period of not to exceed six months, or by both such fine or 
imprisonment. (Ord. 3821 § 5, 1941: Ord. 1363 § 3, 1925.) 



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Chapter 16.76 
TREE TRIMMING^' 

Sections: 

16.76.010 Trimming, removing or injuring trees and other plants — 

Permit required. 
16.76.020 Permit — Issuance conditions. 
16.76.030 Replacement of trees required when. 
16.76.040 Violation ~ Penalty. 

16.76.010 Trimming, removing or injuring trees and other plants — Permit 
required. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation (other than the director 
of parks and recreation, with regard to public grounds or public property, or the 
road commissioner, with regard to public highways, or persons acting under their 
authority) to trim, prune, cut, break, deface, destroy, bum or remove any shade or 
ornamental tree, hedge, plant, shrub or flower growing, or to grow upon any public 
highway, public ground or public property within the county of Los Angeles 
without the written permit of the director of parks and recreation, with regard to 
public grounds or public property, or the road commissioner, with regard to public 
highways; or to deface, bend, break or destroy, or in any manner injure or remove 
any frame, post, trellis or other structure used to protect or support any such tree, 
hedge, plant, shrub or flower; or to hitch or to tie horses or other animals thereto, or 
to plant or place thereon or attach thereto any sign, notice or other advertising 
device. (Ord. 83-0163 § 3, 1983: Ord. 4447 § 1 (part), 1945: Ord. 584 § 3, 1919.) 

16.76.020 Permit — Issuance conditions. A permit shall not be granted to 
any person, firm or corporation, except: 

A. A person, firm or corporation who owns or is the tenant of the property 
adjacent to that portion of the highway on which the shade or ornamental trees, 
hedges, plants, shrubs or flowers which it is proposed to trim, prune, cut, break, 
deface, destroy, burn or remove, grow; 

B. A person, firm or corporation having a valid, unrevoked easement or 
franchse, with the exercise of which the shade or ornamental trees, hedges, plants, 
shrubs or flowers interfere, and the trimming, pruning, cutting, breaking, defacing, 
destruction, burning or removing of which is necessary to the exercise of such 
easement or franchise; 

C. A person, firm or corporation whose principal business is tree-trimming 
and maintenance and tree surgery, who in the opinion of either the director of parks 
and recreation, with regard to public property or public grounds, or the road 
commissioner, with regard to public highways, is qualified for such business, and 
who deposits with either the director of parks and recreation or the road commis- 
sioner a sum sufficient, in the opinion of either the director of parks and recreation 
or the road commissioner, to reimburse the county for any expense necessarily 
incurred to do corrective tree-trimming necessitated by any trimming done by the 
permittee. The county shall deduct from the deposit the actual cost of any necessary 
corrective trimming or pruning and shall refund the balance to the permittee. 
Should the cost be greater than the deposit, the permittee upon demand shall pay to 
either the director of parks and recreation or the road commissioner an amount 

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equal to such excess. Further permits shall not be issued until such payment is 
made. (Ord. 83-0163 § 4, 1983; Ord. 4447 § 1 (part), 1945: Ord. 3419 § 1, 1939: Ord. 
584 §5, 1919.) 

16.76.030 Replacement of trees required when. No permit for the removal 
of any tree shall be issued under this chapter unless and until the applicant agrees to 
replace the tree with another tree, of a type and quality to be determined by either 
the director of parks and recreation or the road commissioner. This condition may 
be waived by either the director or the road commissioner when replacement of 
such tree is not desirable in the public interest. (Ord. 83-0163 § 5, 1983: Ord. 6077 § 
1,1952: Ord. 584 §5.1, 1919.) 

16.76.040 Violation — Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation who shall 
violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and 
upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5.00 nor more 
than $200.00, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not to exceed 50 
days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 584 § 4, 1919.) 



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Chapter 16.77 
TREE-TRIMMING FOR MOVING BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES 

Sections: 

16.77.010 Investigation of proposed route. 
16.77.020 Permit issuance. 

16.77.010 Investigation of proposed route. Before any permit is issued pur- 
suant to Chapter 16.22 of this code, the permittee shall investigate the proposed 
route and determine whether the moving of any building or structure as proposed 
in, and over the route specified in the application can be done without any excessive 
or damaging tree-trimming. (Ord. 83-0163 § 7 (part), 1983.) 

16.77.020 Permit issuance. If tree-trimming is required to facilitate the 
moving of the building or structure, the road commissioner may issue a permit to 
the applicant, pursuant to Chapter 16.76 of this code, authorizing such tree trim- 
ming and containing conditions prescribed by the road commissioner to assure 
against damage or injury to persons or property and to provide indemnity for any 
damage or injury resuhing from the work. In the alternative, the road commis- 
sioner may require the permittee to select a different route which will not require 
excessive or damaging tree-trimming. (Ord. 83-0163 § 7 (part), 1983.) 



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Chapter 16.80 
SIDEWALK AND CURB REPAIR 

Sections: 

1 6.80.0 1 Responsibility for sidewalk and curb repair or reconstruction. 

16.80.020 Failure to repair — Unlawful. 

16.80.030 Failure to repair — Work performed by county when — 

Notice — Costs. 
16.80.040 Violation — Penalty. 

16.80.010 Responsibility for sidewalk and curb repair or reconstruction. 

When any sidewalk or curb constructed on any road, boulevard, street, avenue, 
lane or alley shall be out of repair or in need of reconstruction or in a condition to 
endanger persons passing thereon or to interfere with public convenience in the use 
thereof, it shall be the duty of the owner of or other person, firm or corporation in 
charge of or in control of the property abutting upon said sidewalk or curb to repair 
or reconstruct said sidewalk or curb. (Ord. 713 § 1, 1921.) 

16.80.020 Failure to repair — Unlawful. It is unlawful for any owner of or 
other person, firm or corporation in charge of or in control of any property abutting 
upon any sidewalk or curb constructed upon any road, boulevard, street, avenue, 
lane or alley, to fail to repair or reconstruct said sidewalk or curb when said sidewalk 
or curb shall be out of repair or in need of reconstruction or in a condition to 
endanger persons passing thereon. (Ord. 713 § 2, 1921.) 

16.80.030 Failure to repair — Work performed by county when — Notice — 
Costs. When any sidewalk or curb constructed on any road, boulevard, street, 
avenue, lane or alley shall be out of repair or in need of reconstruction, or in a 
condition to endanger persons passing thereon, and when the road commissioner 
shall have actual knowledge of such fact, he shall cause notice to be given to the 
owner or other person, firm or corporation in charge of or in control of the property 
abutting upon such sidewalk or curb to repair or reconstruct said sidewalk, and if 
such owner or other person, firm or corporation shall fail to repair or reconstruct 
said sidewalk or curb within five days after the giving of such notice, the road 
commissioner shall cause said sidewalk or curb to be repaired or reconstructed out 
of any funds which may be available for said purpose, and the expense thereof shall 
be a charge against such owner or other person, firm or corporation, to be recovered 
by action in the name of the county of Los Angeles. The notice aforesaid shall be 
served in the manner provided for by law for the service of summons in a civil 
action, if such owner or other person, firm or corporation, can be found in the 
county of Los Angeles, or if such owner or other person, firm or corporation, cannot 
be so found, then by delivering the same to the person in possession of such 
property, if such property be occupied, or if unoccupied, by posting the same upon 
said property. Said notice shall specify the manner of the repair or reconstruction 
and the materials to be used in such work, and shall state that if such owner or other 
person, firm or corporation shall fail to repair or reconstruct said sidewalk or curb 
as required, within five days thereafter, such work will be done by the county at the 

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expense of such owner or other person, firm or corporation, and that such owner or 
other person, firm or corporation, will be prosecuted for such failure as provided for 
by this chapter. (Ord. 713 § 3, 1921.) 

16.80.040 Violation — Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation violating 
any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and each 
separate day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense, 
and upon conviction thereof said person, firm or corporation, shall be fined, for 
each offense, not to exceed $100.00, or imprisonment in the County Jail not to 
exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 713 § 4, 1921.) 



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Chapter 16.84 
LEASE OF PROPERTY ACQUIRED FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES 

Sections: 

1 6.84.010 County engineer authority to lease certain property — Notice 
posting. 

16.84.010 County engineer authority to lease certain property — Notice 
posting. A. As authorized by Section 960.6 of the Streets and Highways Code, the 
board of supervisors delegates to the county engineer and, subject to the direction 
and control of the county engineer, the chief deputy, deputy county engineers, 
assistant deputy county engineers, section chiefs, principal real property agents, or 
senior real property agents of the county engineer-facilities department, the author- 
ity to lease real property acquired by the county for highway purposes for a period 
not to exceed three years, and for a rental amount not to exceed $ 500.00 per month. 
Any such lease may be extended or renewed for a period not to exceed three years or 
$500.00 per month. 

B. The county engineer shall post, or cause to be posted, a notice of 
intention to lease under this chapter at the County Hall of Administration, and on 
the property to be leased at least five days in advance of the execution of the lease. 
(Ord. 12419 §1, 1981.) 



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Chapter 16.86 
CAMPING ON HIGHWAYS PROHIBITED 

Sections: 

16.86.010 Purpose. 

1 6.86.020 Camping Prohibited. 

16.86.030 Camping Defined. 

16.86.040 Violation— Penalty. 

16.86.010 Purpose. The public streets and highways within the unin- 
corporated county territory should be readily accessible and available to residents 
and the public at large. The use of public streets and highways for camping purposes 
interferes with the rights of others to use these streets and highways for the purposes 
for which they were intended and degrades the quality of neighborhoods, poses a 
nuisance to nearby residents, and negatively affects public health and traffic and 
pedestrian, safety. The purpose of this chapter is to maintain the public streets and 
highways swithin the unincorporated territory of the county in a clean, safe, and 
accessible condition. (Ord. 2005-0022 § 1 (part), 2005.) 

16.86.020 Camping Prohibited. No person shall camp, as defined in Section 
16.86.030, on any highway, as defined in Section 16.04.100, which has been 
accepted into the county road system pursuant to section 941 of the Streets and 
Highways Code. (Ord. 2005-0022 § 1 (part), 2005.) 

16.86.030 Camping Deflned. For the purposes of this chapter, the meaning of 
term "camp" includes the use of a location, or of any vehicle parked at such location, 
for living accommodation or lodging purposes. (Ord. 2005-0022 § 1 (part), 2005.) 

16.86.040 Violation — Penalty. A. Violation of any provision of this chapter 
is an infraction punishable by: (1) a fine not exceeding $100.00 for a first violation; 
(2) a fine not exceeding $200.00 for a second violation within one year; and (3) a 
fine not exceeding $500.00 for each additional violation within one year. 

B. A continuation of any violation of this chapter on successive days 
constitutes a separate offense for each day during any portion of which such violation 
has occurred. (Ord. 2005-0022 § 1 (part), 2005.) 



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Division 6 
STATE VIDEO SERVICE FRANCHISES 



Chapters: 




16.88 


General Provisions 


16.89 


Definitions 


16.90 


Fees 


16.91 


Customer Service 


16.92 


Permits and Construction 


16.93 


Emergency Alert 


16.94 


Interconnection 


16.95 


Notices 



Sections: 

16.88.010 
16.88.020 
16.88.030 



Chapter 16.88 
GENERAL PROVISIONS 



Purpose. 
Rights reserved. 
Compliance with Division 6. 



16.88.010 Purpose. This Division is intended to be applicable to video 
service providers who are applying for, or have been awarded, a state video franchise 
under California Public Utilities Code section 5800 et seq. (the Digital Infrastructure 
and Video Competition Act of 2006), to serve any unincorporated area of the county. 
(Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.88.020 Rights reserved. The rights reserved to the county under this 
Division 6 are in addition to all other applicable rights of the county, whether 
reserved by other provisions of the county code or as otherwise authorized by law, 
and no action, proceeding, or exercise of a right shall affect any other rights which 
may be held by the county. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.88.030 Compliance with Division 6. Nothing contained in this Division 6 
shall be construed to exempt a state franchise holder from compliance with all 
applicable ordinances, rules, or regulations of the county now in effect or which may 
be hereafter adopted which are not inconsistent with this Division or California 
Public Utilities Code section 5800 et seq. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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Chapter 16.89 
DEFINITIONS 

Sections: 

1 6.89.01 Definitions generally — Interpretation of language. 

16.89.020 Access, PEG access, PEG use, or PEG. 

16.89.030 County. 

16.89.040 Gross revenues. 

16.89.050 Director of public works. 

16.89.060 State franchise holder, holder of a state franchise, holder of the state 
franchise, or holder. 

16.89.010 Definitions generally — Interpretation of language. For purposes 
of this Division 6, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall 
have the meaning given in this chapter. Unless otherwise expressly stated, words not 
defined in this Division 6 shall be given the meaning set forth in Division 2.5 of the 
California Public Utilities Code, section 5800 et seq. (the Digital Infrastructure and 
Video Competition Act of 2006). When not inconsistent with the context, words used 
in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the 
singular number, words in the singular number include the plural number, and 
"including" and "include" are not limiting. The word "shall" is always mandatory. 
(Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.89.020 Access, PEG access, PEG use, or PEG. "Access," "PEG access," 
"PEG use," or "PEG" means the availability of a cable or video system for public, 
educational, or governmental use by various agencies, institutions, organizations, 
groups, and individuals, including the county and its exclusive county use channel as 
described in Division 4 of this title or any existing agreement between the county and 
any incumbent cable operator, to acquire, create, and distribute programming not 
under a state franchise holder's editorial control. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.89.030 County. "County" means the county of Los Angeles, state of 
California. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.89.040 Gross revenues. "Gross revenues" means all revenues actually 
received by the holder of a state franchise that are derived from the operation of the 
holder's network to provide cable service or video service within the unincorporated 
areas of the county, subject to the specifications of California Public Ufilities Code 
section 5860. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.89.050 Director of public works. "Director of public works" means the 
director of public works of the county of Los Angeles or his or her designee. (Ord. 
2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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16.89.060 State franchise holder, holder of a state franchise, holder of the 
state franchise, or holder. "State franchise holder," "holder of a state franchise," 
"holder of the state franchise," or "holder" means a person, as defined in 
Section 16.58.240, or group of persons that has been issued a franchise by the 
California Public Utilities Commission to provide cable service or video service, as 
those terms are defined in California Public Utilities Code section 5830, within any 
portion of the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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Chapter 16.90 




FEES 


Sections: 




16.90.010 


State franchise fees. 


16.90.020 


PEG fees. 


16.90.030 


Payment of fees. 


16.90.040 


Audits. 


16.90.050 


Late payments. 


16.90.060 


Lease of county-owned network. 



16.90.010 State franchise fees. Any state franchise holder operating within 
the unincorporated areas of the county shall pay to the county a state franchise fee 
equal to five percent (5%) of gross revenues. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.90.020 PEG fees. Any state franchise holder operating within the 
unincorporated areas of the county shall pay to the county a PEG fee equal to one 
percent (1%) of gross revenues. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.90.030 Payment of fees. The state franchise fee required pursuant to 
Section 16.90.010, and the PEG fee required pursuant to Section 16.90.020, shall 
each be paid quarterly, in a manner consistent with California Public Utilities Code 
section 5860. The state franchise holder shall deliver to the county, by check or other 
means agreeable to the county, a separate payment for the state franchise fee and the 
PEG fee not later than forty-five (45) days after the end of each calendar quarter. 
Each payment made shall be accompanied by a report, detailing how the payment 
was calculated, and shall include such additional information on the appropriate form 
as designated by the county. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.90.040 Audits. The county may audit the business records of the holder of 
a state franchise in a manner not inconsistent with California Public Utilities Code 
section 5860(i). (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.90.050 Late payments. In the event a state franchise holder fails to make 
payments required by this chapter on or before the due dates specified in this chapter, 
the county shall impose a late charge at the rate per year equal to the highest prime 
lending rate during the period of delinquency, plus one percent (1%). (Ord. 2007- 
0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.90.060 Lease of county-owned network. To the extent not inconsistent 
with California Public Utilities Code section 5840(q)(2)(B), in the event a state 
franchise holder leases access to a network owned by the county, the county may set 
a franchise fee for access to the county-owned network separate and apart from the 



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franchise fee charged to state franchise holders pursuant to Section 16.90.010. (Ord. 
2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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Chapter 16.91 
CUSTOMER SERVICE 

Sections: 

16.91.010 Customer service and consumer protection standards. 
16.91.020 Penalties for violations of standards. 

16.91.010 Customer service and consumer protection standards. Each 
state franchise holder shall comply with all applicable customer service and 
consumer protection standards, including, to the extent not inconsistent with 
California Public Utilities Code section 5900, all existing and subsequently enacted 
customer service and consumer protection standards established by state and federal 
law and regulation. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.91.020 Penalties for violations of standards. A. The county shall monitor 
compliance with and enforce the provisions of Section 16.91.010. 

B. For any material breach, as defined in California Public Utilities Code 
section 5900(j), by a state franchise holder of applicable customer service and 
consumer protection standards, the county may impose the following penalties: 

1. For the first occurrence of a material breach, a fine of $500.00 shall 
be imposed for each day the violation remains in effect, not to exceed $1,500.00 for 
each violation. 

2. For a second material breach of the same nature within 12 months, a 
fine of $1,000.00 shall be imposed for each day the violation remains in effect, not to 
exceed $3,000,00 for each violation. 

3. For a third or further material breach of the same nature within 12 
months, a fine of $2,500.00 shall be imposed for each day the violation remains in 
effect, not to exceed $7,500.00 for each violation. 

C. Any penalties imposed by the county shall be imposed in a manner not 
inconsistent with California Public Utilities Code section 5900. 

D. To the extent not inconsistent with California Public Utilities Code 
section 5900, the county may waive, modify, or defer the imposition of a penalty. 
(Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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Chapter 16.92 
PERMITS AND CONSTRUCTION 

Sections: 

16.92.010 General Requirements. 

16.92.020 Permits. 

1 6.92.030 Highway work — Terms and conditions. 

1 6.92.040 Relocation of franchise property and appurtenances. 

16.92.050 Removal or abandonment of facilities. 

1 6.92.060 Failure to remove facilities — County to perform work — Costs. 

1 6.92.070 Notification to residents regarding construction or maintenance. 

16.92.080 Identification required. 

16.92.090 Restoration of private and public property. 

16.92. 100 Reports to the director of public works. 

16.92.010 General Requirements. Except as expressly provided in this 
Division 6, the provisions of Division 1 of this title shall apply to all work performed 
by or on behalf of a state franchise holder in any highway, as defined in Section 
16.04.100 in said Division 1 of this title, or in any other county right-of-way or 
county easement. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.92.020 Permits. A. Prior to commencing any work for which a permit is 
required by Division 1 of this Title 1 6, a state franchise holder shall apply for and 
obtain a permit in accordance with the provisions of said Division 1 and shall comply 
with all other applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to, all 
applicable requirements of Division 13 of the California Public Resources Code 
section 21000 et seq. (the California Environmental Quality Act). 

B. The director of public works shall either approve or deny a state franchise 
holder's application for any permit required under Division 1 of this title within sixty 
(60) days of receiving a completed permit application from the state franchise holder. 

C. If the director of public works denies a state franchise holder's 
application for a permit, the director of public works shall, at the time of notifying 
the applicant of denial, furnish to the applicant a detailed explanation of the reason or 
reasons for the denial. 

D. A state franchise holder that has been denied a permit by final decision of 
the director of public works may appeal the denial to the board of supervisors whose 
decision shall be final. Upon receiving a notice of appeal, the board of supervisors 
shall take one of the following actions: 

1 . Affirm the acfion of the director of public works without a hearing; 
or 

2. Refer the matter back to the director of public works for further 
review with or without instructions; or 

3. Set the matter for a de novo hearing before the board of supervisors. 
(Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

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16.92.030 Highway work— Terms and conditions. The work of 
constructing, laying, replacing, maintaining, repairing, abandoning, or removing all 
property and appurtenances of the state franchise holder in, over, under, along, or 
across any county highway shall be done to the satisfaction of the director of public 
works at the expense of the state franchise holder, and in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of Division 1 of this title. Whenever above-ground equipment is 
placed on county rights-of-way, the state franchise holder shall provide landscaping 
camouflage acceptable to the director of public works. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 
2007.) 

16.92.040 Relocation of franchise property and appurtenances. A. The 

county reserves the right to change the grade, change the width, or alter or change the 
location of any county highway over which the franchise is granted. If any of the 
franchise property or appurtenances heretofore or hereafter constructed, installed, or 
maintained by the state franchise holder on, along, under, over, in, upon, or across 
any highway are located in a manner which prevents or interferes with the change of 
grade, traffic needs, operation, maintenance, improvement, repair, construction, 
reconstruction, widening, alteration, or relocation of the highway, or any work or 
improvement upon the highway, the state franchise holder shall relocate permanently 
or temporarily any such property or appurtenances of the state franchise holder at no 
expense to the county, city, or other public entity upon receipt of a written request 
from the director of public works to do so, and shall commence such work on or 
before the date specified in such written request, which date shall be not less than 
thirty (30) days from the date of such written request. The state franchise holder shall 
thereafter diligently prosecute such work to completion. Should the state franchise 
holder neglect or fail to relocate its facilities in a timely manner after receipt of any 
such notice, the state franchise holder shall be responsible for and shall reimburse the 
county for any and all additional costs or expenses incurred by county due to or 
resulting from such delay in relocation of facilities. Provided, however, if such 
highway is subsequently constituted as a state highway, thereafter and so long as 
such highway remains a state highway, no such change of location shall be required 
for a temporary purpose. 

B. The county reserves the right for itself, for all cities and other public 
entities which are now or may later be established, to lay, construct, repair, alter, 
relocate, and maintain subsurface or other facilities or improvements of any type or 
description in a governmental but not proprietary capacity within the highways over 
which the franchise is granted. If the county, city, or other public entity finds that the 
location or relocation of such facilities or improvements conflicts with the property 
or appurtenances laid, constructed, or maintained by the state franchise holder, 
whether such property was laid, constructed, or maintained before or after the 
facilities of the county or such city or other public entity were laid, the state franchise 
holder shall at no expense to the county, city, or public entity, on or before the date 
specified in a written request from the director of public works, which date shall not 
be less than thirty (30) days after the date of such notice and request to do so. 



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commence work to change the location either permanently or temporarily of all 
property and appurtenances so conflicting with such improvements to a permanent or 
temporary location in such highways, to be approved by the director of public works; 
and thereafter diligently prosecute such work to completion. Should the state 
franchise holder neglect or fail to relocate its facilities within the period specified in 
any such notice, the state franchise holder shall be responsible for and shall 
reimburse the county, city, or other public entity for any and all additional costs or 
expenses incurred by the county, city, or other public entity due to or resulting from 
such delay in relocation of facilities. If such highway be subsequently constituted a 
state highway, while it remains a state highway the rights of the state of California 
shall be as provided in section 680 of the California Streets and Highways Code. 
(Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.92.050 Removal or abandonment of facilities. A. Upon the permanent 
discontinuance of the use of all or a portion of its property, the state franchise holder 
shall, within thirty (30) days thereafter, make written application to the director of 
public works for authority either to abandon all or a portion of such property in 
place; or to remove all or a portion of such property. Such application shall describe 
the property desired to be abandoned and its location with reference to county 
highways, and shall describe with reasonable accuracy the physical condition of such 
property. The director of public works shall determine whether any abandonment or 
removal which is thereby proposed may be effected without detriment to the public 
interest and under what conditions such proposed abandonment or removal may be 
effected. The director of public works shall then notify the state franchise holder of 
the determination. 

B. Within thirty (30) days of the date of the director of public works' notice, 
the state franchise holder shall apply for a permit from the department of public 
works to abandon or remove the property. 

C. The state franchise holder shall, within sixty (60) days after obtaining 
such permit, commence and diligently prosecute to completion the work authorized 
by the permit. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.92.060 Failure to remove facilities — County to perform work — Costs. 

A. If any facilities abandoned pursuant to Section 16.92.040 are not abandoned in 
accordance with all conditions specified by the director of public works, the director 
of public works may make additional appropriate orders, including an order that the 
state franchise holder shall remove any or all such facilities. The state franchise 
holder shall comply with such additional orders. 

B. In the event that the state franchise holder fails to comply with the terms 
and conditions of abandonment or removal as may be required by this Division 6, 
and within such time as may be prescribed by the director of public works, then the 
county may remove, or cause to be removed, such facilities at the state franchise 
holder's expense. The state franchise holder shall pay to the county the cost of such 
work plus the current rate of overhead being charged by the county for reimbursable 
work. 



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C. If upon the permanent discontinuance of the use of all or a portion of its 
property, the state franchise holder, within thirty (30) days thereafter, fails or refuses 
to make written application for authority to remove or abandon the property, the 
director of public works shall make the determination as to whether the property 
shall be abandoned in place or removed. The director of public works shall then 
notify the state franchise holder of the determination. The state franchise holder shall 
thereafter comply with the provisions of subsections B and C of Section 16.92.050. 
(Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.92.070 Notification to residents regarding construction or maintenance. 

A. Prior to any construction, rebuild, or upgrade of a cable or video system, a state 
franchise holder shall establish procedures for notifying county residents in the 
impacted area of construction schedules and activities. Such notices must be 
provided in the predominant languages spoken by those persons who work and/or 
reside in the impacted area. The notices shall be provided to the director of public 
works for review and approval no later than twenty (20) days before commencement 
of construction, rebuild, or upgrade activities. 

B. At a minimum the notice required in subsection A shall be provided by 
the state franchise holder to impacted residents and occupants in the construction 
area not less than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the planned construction. Additional 
notice shall be provided by the state franchise holder to the persons described in 
subsection A, above, on the day of construction. The notice may be in the form of 
door hangers that indicate, at a minimum, the dates and times of construction, and the 
name and telephone number of a state franchise holder contact. 

C. The state franchise holder shall provide notice at least twenty (20) days 
prior to entering private property or public ways or public easements adjacent to or 
on such private property, public ways, or public easements, and provide a second 
notice three (3) days prior to entering such property. 

1. Should there be above-ground or underground installations 
(excluding aerial cable lines utilizing existing poles and cable paths) which will 
affect the private property, such notice shall be in writing and shall contain specific 
information regarding any above-ground or underground installations (excluding 
aerial cable lines utilizing existing poles and existing cable paths) which shall affect 
the private property. 

2. To the extent practicable, above-ground or underground equipment 
placed on private property shall be placed at the location requested by the property 
owner. A state franchise holder shall provide the private property owner with at least 
twenty (20) days advance written notice of its plans to install such equipment, and 
shall obtain express written consent, in the form of a recorded easement agreement, 
from the private property owner before installing its appurtenances. The state 
franchise holder shall notify the property owner, in writing, that the property owner 
is not obligated to agree to the placement on their property or to enter into an 
easement agreement with the state franchise holder. Should property owner notify the 
state franchise holder of objection to placement of any such above-ground or 
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existing cable paths), the state franchise holder shall confer with the county public 
works department regarding appropriate location and placement of such 
appurtenances. 

D. In addition to any other notice of proposed entry required under this 
Division 6, a state franchise holder's personnel shall make a reasonable attempt to 
give personal notice to residents immediately preceding entry on private property or 
public ways or public easements adjacent to or on such private property. (Ord. 2007- 
0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.92.080 Identification required. A. A state franchise holder, its 
employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors shall be properly identified as 
agents of the state franchise holder prior to and during entry on private and public 
property. Identification shall include the name and telephone number of the state 
franchise holder on all trucks and vehicles used by installation personnel. (Ord. 2007- 
0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.92.090 Restoration of private and public property. After performance 
of work, the state franchise holder shall restore such private and public property to a 
condition equal to or better than its condition prior to construction. Any disturbance 
of landscaping, fencing, or other improvements upon private or public property shall, 
at the sole expense of the state franchise holder, be promptly repaired or restored 
(including replacement of such valuables as shrubbery and fencing) to the reasonable 
satisfaction of the property owner, in addition to the furnishing of camouflage plants 
on public property. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 

16.92.100 Reports to the director of public works. Each state franchise 
holder, within sixty (60) days after the expiration of each calendar year, shall file a 
report with the director of public works, which shall contain a streets and highways 
map or maps of any convenient scale on which shall be plotted the location of the 
entire transmission and distribution system or systems as of the last day of the just 
expired calendar year, with the system or systems located in the county highways 
indicated by distinctive coloration or symbols. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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Chapter 16.93 
EMERGENCY ALERT 

Sections: 

16.93.010 Emergency Alert Systems. 

16.93.010 Emergency Alert Systems. A. Each state franchise holder shall 
comply with the emergency alert system requirements of the Federal 
Communications Commission in order that emergency messages may be distributed 
over the state franchise holder's network. 

B. To the extent not inconsistent with California Public Utilities Code 
section 5880, each state franchise holder shall incorporate into its network the 
capability to permit the county in times of emergency to override the audio portion of 
all channels simultaneously. In addition, if feasible, each state franchise holder may 
be required to designate a channel, which may be a PEG channel, to be used for 
emergency broadcasts of both audio and video. The state franchise holder shall 
cooperate with the county in the use and operation of the emergency alert override 
system. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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Chapter 16.94 
INTERCONNECTION 

Sections: 

1 6.94.0 1 Interconnection for PEG programming. 

16.94.010 Interconnection for PEG programming. Each holder of a state 
franchise, and each incumbent cable operator operating under a county franchise 
issued pursuant to this title, shall negotiate with each other in good faith to 
interconnect their networks for the purpose of providing PEG programming 
including, but not limited to, the exclusive county use channel as described in 
Division 4 of this title. Interconnection may be accomplished by any means 
authorized under California Public Utilities Code section 5870(h). Each holder of a 
state franchise and cable operator shall provide interconnection of PEG channels 
including the exclusive county use channel on reasonable terms and conditions and 
may not withhold the interconnection. If a holder of a state franchise and an 
incumbent cable operator cannot reach a mutually acceptable intercormection 
agreement, the county may require the incumbent cable operator to allow the holder 
of the state franchise to interconnect its network with the incumbent cable operator's 
network at a technically feasible point on the state franchise holder's network as 
identified by the holder. If no technically feasible point for interconnection is 
available, the holder of a state franchise shall make an intercormection available to 
the channel originator and shall provide the facilities necessary for the 
interconnection. The cost of any intercormection shall be borne by the state franchise 
holder requesting the interconnection unless otherwise agreed to by the state 
franchise holder and the incumbent cable operator. To the extent not inconsistent 
with California Public Utilities Code section 5870(h), the county may waive, modify, 
or defer this requirement of interconnection. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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Chapter 16.95 
NOTICES 

Sections: 

16.95.010 Notices. 

16.95.010 Notices. A. Each state franchise holder or applicant for a state 
franchise shall file with the county a copy of all applications or notices that the state 
franchise holder or applicant is required to file with the Public Utilities Commission. 

B. Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, all notices or other 
documentation that a state franchise holder is required to provide to the county under 
this Division 6 or the California Public Utilities Code shall be provided to both the 
executive officer of the board of supervisors and the chief administrative officer, or 
their successors or designees. (Ord. 2007-0047 (part), 2007.) 



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FOOTNOTES FOR TITLE 16 

I . For statutory provisions on county highways, see Str. and Hwys. Code § 900 et 
seq. For other businesses regulated by the county, see Title 7 of this code. 

3. For statutory provisions on the issuance of permits for excavations in or 
encroachments on county highways, see Str. and Hwys. Code § 1450 et seq. 
For county regulations concerning vehicles and traffic, see Title 15 of this 
code. 

5. For statutory provisions on conversion of utility facilities to underground 
locations, see Str. and Hwys. Code § 5896.1 et seq. 

7. For statutory provisions on franchises, see Pub. Util. Code § 6001 et seq. 

9. For county electrical regulations, see Title 27 of this code. 

10. The provisions of Article 2 of Ordinance 7468 were extensively changed by 
Ordinance 12420; the publisher assigned new code section numbers to the 
material. Former Sections 16.48.030 — 16.48.050, 16.48.100, 16.48.110, 
16.48.170 and 16.48. 180 (§§209, 2 13, 2 14, 203, 204, 212 and 215 respectively 
of Ordinance 7468) were repealed. 

I I . For other county provisions on water supply, see Division 1 of Title 20 of this 
code. 

13. For statutory provisions on franchises for community antenna television 
systems, see Gov. Code § 53066, For business license commission, see Ch. 
2.50 of this code. 

Prior ordinance history: Ords. 1 1824, 12319, 85-01 60F and 86-0049F. 

15. Editor's Note: Before its amendment by Ord. 10763, changing the section- 
numbering scheme, Ord. 1325, on house numbering, was amended by Ord. 
1512. Only amendments following Ord. 10763 are shown in legislative his- 
tory notes. For county building regulations, see Title 26 of this code. 

1 7. Editor's Note: The following sections of Ord. 72 1 6, on mapped highways, as 
amended by Ord. 7273, were not carried forward in the entire amendment of 
Ord. 7216 effected by Ord. 1 1303 in 1976: 

18 Added by Ord. 7623 § 2, 1959. 

19 Renumbered from original § 9 by 7273 § 1 (part), 1958. 

20 Renumbered from original § 10 by 7273 § 1 (part), 1958. 

21 Renumbered from original § 1 1 by 7273 § 1 (part), 1958. 

1 9. For county utility regulations generally, see Title 20 of this code; for pipeline 
franchise regulations, see Division 3 A of Title 16. 

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21. For director of parks and recreation, see Ch. 2.26 of this code; for park 
regulations generally, see Title 19 of this code. 



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APPENDIX 1 

APPENDIX 1 

ORDINANCE 3597 — LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 

Ordinance 3597 was originally enacted in 1940, and was then amended by numer- 
ous ordinances; however, in 1 967 Ord. 9349 amended Ord. 3597 in its entirety, 
setting out the provisions in an entirely different numbering scheme. The following 
table sets forth amendments made to Ord. 3597 between 1940 and the passage of 
Ord. 9349. These ordinances still underlie the legislation, but cannot be set out in 
specific legislative history notes for individual sections due to the section number- 
ing changes. 

Section Legislative 

Numbers History 

I — 10 In 3597. 

I I In 3597; amended by 4449 § 1 (part), 1975. 
12—13 In 3597. 

14 In 3597; amended by 4204 § 1, 1943. 

15—17 In 3597. 

18 In 3597; amended by 5739 § 1, 1951; 5745 § I, 1951. 
1 8. 1 — 1 8.4 Added by 7058 § 1 (part), 1 956. 

18.5 Added by 5739 § 2, 1951; repealed by 7058 § 2, 1956. 

18.6 — 18.7 Added by 7058 § 1 (part), 1956. 

19 In 3597. 

20 In 3597; amended by 5003 § 1, 1947; 63 19 § 1, 1953; 7358 § 1 (part), 
1958. 

20. 1 Added by 5003 § 2, 1 947. 

20.2 Added by 5003 § 3, 1947; amended by 7847 § 1, 1960. 

20.4 Added by 6319 § 2, 1953; amended by 6349 § 1, 1954; 7358 § 1 

(part), 1958. 
21—24 In 3597. 

25 In 3597; amended by 7058 § 3, 1 956. 

26 In 3597. 

27 In3597;amendedby5739§3, 1951;5745§2,I951;6863§1,1956. 

28 In 3597; amended by 5745 § 3, 1 95 1 . 

29 Added by 51 44 §, 1948. 

30 Added by 5745 §4, 1951. 

31 See §34. 

32 See § 35. 

33 See § 36. 

34 Added as § 3 1 by 6229 § 1 (part), 1 953; amended by 693 1 § 1 (part), 
1 956; renumbered to be § 34 by 7058 § 4 (part), 1 956; amended by 
7084 §3, 1957. 

35 Added as § 32 by 6229 § 1 (part), 1 953; amended by 693 1 § 1 (part), 
1956; renumbered to be § 35 by 7058 § 4 (part), 1956; repealed by 
7084 §4, 1957. 

36 Added as § 33 by 6229 § 1 (part), 1953; renumbered to be § 36 by 
7058 § 4 (part), 1956; repealed by 7084 § 4, 1957. 

37 Added by 7896 § 1, 1960. 

38 Added by 5 1 44 § 2, 1 948: amended by 7896 § 2 (part), 1 960. 

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39 Added by 4204 § 9, 1 943; amended by 4449 § 1 (part), 1 945; 7896 § 
2 (part), 1960. 

40 — 41 In 3597; amended by 7896 § 2 (part), 1960. 

42 In 3597; amended by 4204 § 3, 1 943; 4449 § 1 (part), 1 945. 

43 — 44 In 3597; amended by 4449 § 1 (part), 1945; 7896 § 2 (part), 1960. 

45 In 3597; amended by 7896 § 2 (part), 1 960. 

46 In 3597; amended bv 4204 § 4, 1 943; 7896 § 2 (part), 1 960. 

47 In 3597; amended by 5003 § 4, 1 947. 

48 In 3597; amended by 4449 § 1 (part), 1945; 7896 § 2 (part), 1960. 

49 In 3597; amended by 5003 § 5, 1947; 7896 § 2 (part), 1960. 

49.5 Added by 5904 § 1, 1952; amended by 7896 § 2 (part), 1960. 

49.6 Added by 7847 § 2, 1960; amended by 7896 § 2 (part), 1960. 

49.7 Added by 7896 § 3, 1960. 

50 In 3597; amended by 5904 § 2 (part), 1952; 7847 § 3 (part), 1960; 
7896 § 4 (part), 1960. 

51 In 3597. 

52 In 3597; amended by 7896 § 4 (part), 1 960. 

53 In 3597. 

54 In 3597; amended by 7896 § 4 (part), 1 960. 

55 In 3597; amended by 5003 § 6, 1 947. 

56 — 59 In 3597; amended by 7896 § 4 (part), 1 960. 

60 In 3597. 

61 In 3597; amended by 4449 § 1 (part), 1 945. 

62 In 3597; amended by 4449 § 1 (part), 1945; 7896 § 4 (part), 1960. 

63 — 64 In 3597; amended by 4449 § 1 (part), 1 945. 

65 In 3597; amended by 5904 § 2 (part), 1 952; 7847 § 3 (part), 1 960; 

7896 § 4 (part), 1960. 

70 — 75 In 3597. 

76 In 3597; amended by 4 1 52 § 1 , 1 942; 4204 § 5, 1 943; 4397 § 1 , 1 944; 
4672 § 1, 1946; 4685 § 1, 1946; 5046 § I, 1948; 7475 § 1 (part), 1959; 
7847 §4, 1960. 

77 In 3597; amended by 5095 § 1, 1948. 

77.5 Added by 5904 § 3, 1952. 

77.6 Added by 7847 § 5, 1960. 

78 — 79 In 3597; amended by 5904 § 4 (part), 1952; 7847 § 6 (part), 1960. 
80 — 90 In 3597. 

9 1 In 3597; amended by 4204 § 6, 1 943; 4360 §1,1 944. 

92 In 3597; amended by 4204 § 7, 1 943. 

93 In 3597; amended by 5003 § 7, 1947. 

94 _ 95 In 3597. 

96 In 3597; amended by 5003 §8, 1 947; 5904 § 4 (part), 1952; 7847 §6 
(part), 1960. 

97 In 3597: amended by 4204 § 8, 1 943. 

98 — 99 In 3597. 

108—109 Added by 7342 § 1 (part), 1958. 

110 In 3597. 

1 10.5 Added by 5745 § 5, 1951. 

111 In 3597; amended bv 5745 § 6, 1 95 1 . 

112 In 3597; amended by 4 1 04 § 1 , 1 942; 5003 § 9, 1 947; 7475 § 1 (part), 
1959. 

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1 1 2. 1 Added by 4 1 04 § 2, 1 942; repealed by 5003 § 1 0, 1 947. 

113 In 3597; amended by 4104 § 3, 1942; 5003 § 1 1, 1947; 7745 § 1 

(part), 1959. 

1 13.5 Added by 4104 § 4, 1942. 

1 13.7 Added by 4104 § 5, 1942. 

114—116 In 3597. 

116.5 Added by 5745 § 7, 1951. 

117 In 3597; amended by 5003 § 12, 1947. 

118 In 3597; amended by 5003 § 1 3, 1 947. 

118.1 Added by 5676 § 1 , 1 95 1 ; amended by 6849 §1,1 956. 

119—121 In 3597. 

121.1 — 121.8 Added by 7342 § 1, 1958. 

121.9 Added by 7342 § 2, 1958. 

122 In 3597; amended bv 7342 § 3, 1958. 

123—129 In 3597. 

130 Added by 5745 § 8, 1951. 

131 Added by 5745 § 9, 1951. 

132 Added by 5745 § 10, 1951. 

140 See §1001. 

141 — 147 Added by 5739 § 5 (part), 1 95 1; amended by 5967 § 1 (part), 1952. 
148 Added by 5739 §5 (part), 1 951; amended by 5967 § 1 (part), 1952; 

6256 § 1 1953. 

149—154 Added by 5739 § 5 (part), 1951; amended by 5967 § 1 (part), 1952. 

155—156 Added in amendment of Ch. 5 by 5967 § 1 (part), 1952. 

20 1 —206 Added by 6863 § 2 (part), 1 956. 

1001 In 3597 as § 140; renumbered to be § 1001 by 5739 § 4, 1951. 



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APPENDIX 2 

APPENDIX 2 

CROSS REFERENCE TABLE FOR ORDINANCE 3597 

Chapter and section numbers of Ordinance 3597 are shown with corresponding 
sections of the Los Angeles County Code in which they appear. 



Ord. 3597 


LACC 


Ord. 3597 


LACC 


Chapter 1 




136 


16.06.060 


100 


16.06.010 


137 


16.06.200 


101 


16.02.030 


138 


16.06.050 


102 


16.02.040 


139 


16.06.110—16.06.190 


103 


16.02.010 


140 


16.06.230 


104 


16.02.060 


141 


16.04.160 


105 


16.02.070 


142 


16.06.210 


106 


16.02.050 


143 


16.06.240 


107 


16.04.210 


145 


16.04.140 


108 


16.04.010 






109 


16.04.010 


Chapter 2 




110 


16.04.010 


201 


16.08.010 


111 


16.04.040 


202 


16.08.020 


112 


16.04.030 


203 


16.08.030 


113 


16.04.100 


204 


16.08.040 


114 


16.04.060 


205 


16.08.050 


115 


16.04.220 


206 


16.08.110 


116 


16.04.250 


207 


16.08.090 


117 


16.04.090 


208 


16.08.060 


118 


16.04.110 


209 


16.08.080 


119 


16.04.050 


210 


16.08.130 


120 


16.04.180 


211 


16.08.120 


121 


16.04.170 


212 


16.08.100 


122 


16.04.020 


213 


16.08.070 


123 


16.04.130 






124 


16.04.190 


Chapter 3 




125 


16.04.120 


301 


16.10.010 


126 


16.04.230 


302 


16.10.030 


127 


16.04.240 


303 


16.10.040 


127.1 


16.04.080 


304 


16.10.020 


127.2 


16.04.070 


305 


16.10.050 


127.3 


16.04.200 


306 


16.10.060 


127.4 


16.04.150 


307 


16.10.080 


128 


16.06.090 


308 


16.10.070 


129 


16.06.220 


309 


16.10.090 


130 


16.06.100 


310 


16.10.100 


131 


16.06.030 


311 


16.10.130 


132 


16.05.070 


312 


16.10.140 


133 


16.06.020 


313 


16.10.150 


134 


16.06.040 


314 


16.10.110 


135 


16.06.080 


315 


16.10.120 



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APPENDIX 2 



316 

Chapter 4 

401 

402 

403 

404 

Chapter 5 

501 

502 

503 

504 

505 

Chapter 6 
601 
602 
603 

Chapter 7 

701 

702 

703 

704 

705 

706 

707 

708 

709 

710 

711 

712 

713 

714 

715 

Chapter 8 

801 

801.1 

802 

802.1 

802.2 

802.3 

802.4 

802.5 

803 

804 

805 



16.10.160 


806 


16.18.120 




807 


16.18.130 




808 


16.18.140 


16.12.010 


809 


16.18.150 


16.12.020 


810 


16.18.160 


16.12.030 






16.12.040 


Chapter 9 






901 


16.22.010 




902 


16.22.060 


16.14.010 


903 


16.22.020 


16.14.020 


904 


16.22.030 


16.14.030 


905 


16.22.070 


16.14.040 


906 


16.22.080 


16.14.050 


907 


16.22.040 




908 


16.22.050 


16.14.060 
16.14.070 
16.14.080 


Chapter 10 
1001 
1002 
1003 


16.26.010 
16.26.020 
16.26.030 




1004 


16.26.040 


16.16.010 


Chapter 11 




16.16.020 


1101 


16.20.010 


16.16.030 


1102 


16.20.020 


16.16.040 






16.16.050 


Chapter 12 




16.16.060 


1201 


16.24.010 


16.16.070 


1202 


16.24.030 


16.16.080 


1203 


16-24.020 


16.16.090 


1204 


16.24.040 


16.16.100 


1205 


16.24.050 


16.16.110 


1206 


16.24.060 


16.16.120 


1207 


16.24.070 


16.16.130 


1208 


16.24.080 


16.16.140 


1209 


16.24.090 


16.16.150 


1210 


16.24.100 




1211 


16.24.110 




1212 


16.24.120 


16.18.010 


1213 


16.24.130 


16.18.020 


1214 


16.24.140 


16.18.030 


1215 


16.24.150 


16.18.040 


1216 


16.24.160 


16.18.050 






16.18.060 


Chapter 19 




16.18.070 


1901 


16.28.010 


16.18.080 


1902 


16.28.020 


16.18.090 






16.18.100 


Chapter 20 




16.18.U0 


2001 


Not codified 



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APPENDIX 3 



APPENDIX 3 

CROSS REFERENCE TABLE FOR ORDINANCE 7468 

Article and section numbers of Ordinance 7468 are shown with corresponding 
sections of the Los Angeles County Code in which they appear. 

Ord.7468 LACC Ord. 7468 LACC 

Article 1 134 16.38.340 

100 16.38.010 135 16.38.370 

101 16.38.020 136 16.38.220 

102 16.36.030 37 ^-^H^n 

103 16.36.020 38 6 38 360 

104 1636.100 ^9 6.38^410 

105 16.36.070 14, 16.38.430 

106 16.36.080 142 16.38.440 

107 16.36.040 143 16.38.390 

108 16.36.110 144 16.38.450 

109 16.36.140 145 16.38.380 

110 16.36.150 146 16.38.400 

111 16.36.010 147 16.38.050 
in 16.36.130 148 16.38060 
j;3 j6.36.090 |49 . 16338-120 

114 H!-n^n 151 16.38,330 
114.5 16.36.060 152 16.38.260 

115 16.36.120 153 16.38.280 

116 16.38.150 154 16.38.350 

117 16.38.240 155 16.38.460 



118 16.38.030 



Article 2 



119 ^6.38.130 201 16.48.010 

120 16.38.250 70? 16.48.090 

121 16.38.310 203 16.48.100 

122 16.38.300 204 16.48.110 

123 16.38.140 205 16.48.120 

124 16.38.190 206 16.48.130 

125 16.38.200 207 16.48.140 
P6 16 38.290 208 16.48.020 

77 ^1x070 209 16.48.030 

\ll 638'080 210 16.48.150 

?o. \Al'?^an 211 16.48.160 

128.1 16.38.090 212 16.48.170 

128.3 16.38.100 213 16.48.040 

128.6 16.38.110 214 16.48.050 

129 16.38.160 215 16.48.060 
129.3 16.38.170 216 16.48.070 
129.6 16.38.180 217 16.48.080 

130 16.38.210 218 16.48.180 

131 16.38.230 Article 3 

132 16.38.270 301 16.50.010 

133 16.38.040 302 16.50.020 

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APPENDIX 3 








303 


16.50.300 


803 


16.44.030 


304 


16.50.040 


804 


16.44.040 


305 


16.50.050 


805 


16.44.050 


306 


16.50.060 






Article 4 




Article 9 




401 


16.46.010 


901 


16.42.010 


402 


16.46.020 


902 


16.42.020 


403 


16.46.030 


903 


16.42.030 


Article 5 




904 


16.42.040 


501—510 


Repealed by 11696 


905 


16.42.050 






906 


16.42.060 


Article 6 




907 


16.42.070 


601—609 


Repealed by 11696 






Article 7 




Article 20 




701—706 


Repealed by 11696 


2001 


16.40.020 


Article 8 




2002 


16.40.020 


801 


16.44.010 


2003 


16.40.030 


802 


16.44.020 


2004 


Not codified 



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LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE 

INDEX FOR TITLE 16 

For provisions not located in this volume, check the general subject headings in the 
following list. 

Subject Code Volume and Title 

Administrative Provisions Vols. 1 and 2 

Airport Vol. 5, Title 19 

Alcoholic Beverages Vol. 4, Title 3 

Animal Health and Control Vol. 4, Title 10 

Assessments Vol. 1, Title 4 

Beaches Vol. 5, Title 17 

Building Code Vol. 7, Title 26 

Budget Vol. 1, Title 4 

Business Licenses Vol. 3, Title 7 

Charter Vol. 1 

Civil Service Rules Vol. 2, Title 5 

Commissions, Committees Vol. 1, Title 3 

Compensation Vol. 2, Title 6 

Condominium Conversion Vol. 3, Title 8 

Consumer Protection Vol. 3, Title 8 

Contracts Vol. 1, Title 4 

Crimes Vol. 4, Title 1*3 

Dams Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Departments Vol. 1 , Title 2 

Electrical Code Vol. 7, Title 27 

Employee Regulations Vol. 2, Title 5 

Environmental Protection Vol. 4, Title 12 

Finance Vol. 1 , Title 4 

Fire code Vol. 7, Title 32 

Fire zones Vol. 7, Title 26 

Flood Control District code Vol. 5 

Floodways Vol. 4. Title 1 1 

Food Handling and Vending Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Franchises Vol. 5, Title 1 6 

Funds Vol. 1. Title 4 

Gambling Vol. 4. Title 13 

Garbage and Solid Waste Vol. 4. Title 1 1 

Harbors Vol. 5. Title 19 

Hazardous Materials Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Hazards to Safety Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Health Code Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Health Licenses Vol. 3, Title 8 

Highway Permits Vol. 5, Title 1 6 

Highway Vending Vol. 3, Title 8 

House Numbering Vol. 5, Title 16 

Housing Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Illegal Activities Vol. 4, Title 1 3 

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Industrial Establishments Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Institutions Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Judicial Districts Vol. 1, Title 1 

Mechanical Code Vol. 7, Title 29 

Offenses Vol. 4, Title 13 

Officers and Boards Vol. 1 , Title 2 

Parks Vol. 5, Title 17 

Personnel Regulations Vol. 2, Title 5 

Pollution Control Vol. 4, Title 12 

Plumbing Code Vol. 7, Title 28 

Public Health Licenses Vol. 3, Title 8 

Rent Regulation Vol. 3, Title 8 

Revenue Vol. 1, Title 4 

Road Districts Vol. 1, Title 1 

Salaries Vol. 2, Title 6 

Sewer Maintenance Districts Vol. 5, Title 20 

Sewers and Sanitation Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Sewers, Industrial Waste Vol. 5, Title 20 

. Smoking Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Solid Waste Vol. 5, Title 20 

Subdivisions Vol. 6, Title 2 1 

Supervisor Districts Vol. i. Title I 

Swimming Pools Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Taxes Vol. 1, Title 4 

Traffic Code Vol. 5. Title 15 

Undergrounding of Utilities Vol. 5, Title 16 

Utilities Vol. 5, Title 20 

Vehicle Regulations Vol. 5, Title 1 5 

Water, Sanitation Vol. 4, Title 1 1 

Water, Utilities Vol. 5, Title 20 

Weapons Vol. 4, Title 13 

Zoning Vol. 6, Title 22 



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AIRPORT PROTECTION 



INDEX 

— A — 

AIRPORT PROTECTION 
See FRANCHISE 

AUDIO SIGNAL LINES 
UNDERGROUNDING 
See ENCROACHMENT, EXCAVATION 
UNDERGROUND UTILITY 
DISTRICT 

— B — 

BIKEWAYS 

See MAPPED HIGHWAYS, BIKEWAYS, 
HIKING, EQUESTRIAN TRAILS 



hearing notices 

See also hearing notice posting, 

publication costs 
posting 16.62.080 
publication 16.62.090 
to county officers, applicant 
16.62.060 
hearing notice posting, publication costs 
billing applicant 1 6.62. 1 00 
estimate for deposit 16.62.040 
protest, suggestion consideration 

16.62.110 
recommendation filing 16.62.130 



— C — 



CABLE 

See PIPELINE 



BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

Cable television system franchise 

additional conditions imposition upon 

sale 16.60.170 
application action 1 6.62. 1 40 
limited franchise granting 1 6.62. 1 70 
rate change appeal hearing 1 6.68. 1 SO 
suspension, revocation, termination 
hearing, determination 1 6.60. 1 60 
term extension 16.60.270 
Clerk, franchise, sale notice deposit, extra 

funds disposition 1 6.38. 1 1 
Franchise suspension, forfeiture 16.38.240 
Highway lights dedication, action 

16.16.130 
News rack impoundment appeal hearing 

16.24.130 
Pipeline franchise suspension, forfeiture 

hearing 16.52.130 
Underground utility districts formation 
procedure 16.32.060 

BOND 

Cable television franchise 1 6.60. 1 40 

BUILDING MOVING 
See MOVING PERMIT 

BUSINESS LICENSE COMMISSION 
Cable television system franchise 
application 
hearing 

See also hearing notice 
procedure 16.62.120 
scheduling 16.62.050 



CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM 
FRANCHISE 
Acceptance 16.60.110 
Application 

board action 16.62.140 
construction license 

See Construction requirements 
contents 16.62.020 
distribution 16.62.030 
fee 16.62.025 
filing 16.62.010 
hearing 

See also Application hearing notice 
procedure 16.62.120 
scheduling 16.62.050 
proprietary information 16.62.015 
protest, suggestion filing 16.60. 1 10 
recommendations by commission 
16.62.130 
Application hearing notice 
posting 

contents 16.62.070 
locations 16.62.080 
posting, publication costs 
billing applicant 1 6.62. 1 00 
deposit 16.62.040 
publication 16.62.090 
to county officers, applicant 16.62.060 
Area, franchise rights 16.60.220 
Assignment 

See Sale, transfer, lease, assignment, 
hypothecation 
Audit 16.64.080 
Board defmed 16.58.050 
Bond 



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CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM FRANCHISE 



lener of credit, security fund 1 6.60. 1 SS 
requirements 16.60.140 
securities in lieu of 16.60.150 
Business ofHce requirements 1 6.68. 1 40 
Cable Act defined 16.S8.0S2 
Cable service defined 16.S8.0S4 
Cable television system defined 1 6.S8.060 
Charges 

See Rates 
Commission defined 16.S8.070 
Complaint 

investigation, resolution 16.68.120 
tests, reports 16.68.122 
Compliance with other provisions 

16.60.1 OS 
Construction defined 16.S8.07S 
Construction requirements 
generally 16.66.010 
highway work 16.66.030 
license 

agreement for county road use 

16.62.160 
processing fee 16.62.150 
new installations, replacements 

16.66.020 
notice requirements 1 6.68.0 1 S 
relocation of property, appurtenances 

16.66.060 
removal of facilities 

by county when 16.66.080 
procedure 16.66.070 
restoration of property 1 6.68.0 1 8 
service area plan, reports, maps 
16.66.040 
Continuation of previously granted 

franchises 16.60.050 
Continuation of provisions 16.60.030 
County defined 16.58.080 
County road use license 

See Construction requirements 
County use channel 
See PEG channel 
Damages, liquidated 16.60.157 
Definitions generally 16.58.010 
Department defined 16.58.100 
Director defined 1 6.58. 1 1 
Emergency override 16.68.035 
Enforcement failure not waiver 16.60.260 
Facilities, property 

See Construction requirements 
Property, facilities 
Fair employment practices 16.60.240 
FCC 

defined 16.58.120 



regulations, compliance required 
16.68.060 
Franchise 

limited 16.62.170 

payment period defined 1 6.58. 1 50 

report period, defined 1 6.58. 1 70 
Franchisee, grantee defined 1 6. 5 8. 1 40 
Grant not exclusive 1 6.60. 1 00 
Gross revenues defined 1 6.58. 1 75 
Headend defined 16.58.180 
Highway defined 16.58.190 
Identification of employees, vehicles 

16.68.017 
Indemnification 1 6.60. 1 90 
Insurance, indemnification 16.60.130 
Interconnection with other systems 

16.68.040 
Lease 

See Sale, transfer, lease, assignment, 
hypothecation 
Leased access channel required 16.68.095 
Leased channel defined 16.58.205 
Liability 

See Indemnification 

Insurance, indemnification 
License 

See Construction requirements 
Line extension areas 1 6.62. 1 80 
Local government access channel 

See PEG channel 
New extension area 1 6.62. 1 90 
Ordinance No. 3597 defined 16.58.230 
Overlapping 16.60.175 
Paramount jurisdiction 16.60.070 
I^yments to county 

annual, monthly 

incorrect 16.64.030 
required, amount designated 
16.64.010 

initial construction charges 16.64.020 

recordkeeping 16.64.060 

under-reported gross revenues charge 
16.64.070 
PEG channel 

county use channel 16.68.070 

not considered payment in kind 
16.68.085 

required, use 16.68.080 

return capability 16.68.090 
PEG defined 16.58.232 
PEG user defined 16.58.235 
Performance bond 

See Bond 
Permit required when 1 6.60.2 1 
Person defined 16.58.240 



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Property, facilities 

See also Construction requirements 
defined 16.S8.160 
purchase by county 1 6.60.230 
Public broadcast station 16.68.097 
Public easement deHned 16.58.250 
Purpose of provisions 16.60.020 
Rates 

change notice 16.68.180 

franchise fee inclusion on subscriber 

statement 16.68.170 
generally 16.68.150 
Receipts 

advertising, defined 16.58.020 
lease, defined 16.58.200 
Reference, provisions incorporated by 

16.60.040 
Renewal 
application 

contents 16.69.050 
fee 16.69.060 
processing 1 6.69 .070 
authority 16.69.010 
expired franchise 16.69.035 
procedure 

outside Cable Act Section 626 

16.69.025 
under Cable Act Section 626 

16.69.020 
waiver 16.69.040 
subscriber notice 16.69.030 
Reports 

franchise payment 1 6.60. 1 80 
generally 16.60.182 
to public works director 16.60.185 
Rights reserved to county 

acknowledgment, acceptance by 

franchisee 16.60.115 
designation 16.60.080 
Road commissioner deflned 16.58.270 
Sale, transfer, lease, assignment, 

hypothecation 16.60.170 
Savings and loan certiHcate 

See Bond 
Section defined 16.58.290 
Security 

See Bond 
Service 

area, defined 16.58.300 
basic, defined 16.58.030 
defined 16.58.295 
enhanced, defined 16.58.115 
establishment, extension 

See also Line extension areas 
New extension area 



generally 16.68.010 
standards 

generally 16.68.100 
modification 16.68.195 
termination 

equipment removal 1 6.68 . 1 85 
erroneous, restoration 16.68.165 
notice 16.60.160 
to private, nonprofit schools 

16.68.030 
to public facilities 16.68.020 
Severability of provisions 16.60.250 
Signal quality 

responsibility 16.68.050 
review 16.68.126 
test request 16.68.124 
State-of-the-art defined 16.58.305 
Statutory provisions applicable 16.60.060 
Subscriber 
complaint 

See Complaint 
defined 16.58.310 
discrimination against, for prohibited 

16.68.190 
initial information notice 16.68.130 
right to service 16.68.192 
Tampering, tapping 

enforcement 16.60.295 
tampering unlawful 16.60.290 
tapping unlawful 16.60.280 
Technical assistance cost 16.60.165 
Technical documentation 16.68.110 
Term 

designated 16.60.120 
modification, extension 16.60.270 
Termination, suspension, revocation 

16.60.160 
Terms, conditions 

additional 16.60.200 
generally 16.60.090 
Tiers, tiers of services defined 16.58.320 
Title for citation 16.60.010 
Transfer 

See Sale, transfer, lease, assignment, 
hypothecation 
Trench access 16.60.250 

CANOPY 

See OVERHEAD STRUCTURES 

CATV 

See CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM 
FRANCHISE 



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COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS, COUNTY 



COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS, COUNTY 
See FRANCHISE 

CONDUIT 

See FRANCHISE PIPELINE 

CONSTRUCTION WORK 

See also HIGHWAY PERMIT 

Acceptance 

See Certificate of acceptance 

Applicability of provisions 16.16.010 

Certificate of acceptance 1 6. 1 6. 1 20 

Curb repair 

See SIDEWALK, CURB REPAIR 

Driveways 

aggregate width 16.16.070 
concrete construction required when 

16.16.040 
deviation from requirements permitted 

when 16.16.110 
in curb return curvature 16.16.100 
intervening distance 16.16.080 
location restrictions 16.16.050 
prohibited where 16.16.090 
width specifications 16.16.060 

Grades 

See Lines, grades 

Highway lights, lighting system 
dedication 
board action 16.26.130 
investigation, report 16.16.140 

Lines, grades 16.16.030 

Plans preparation 16.16.020 

Sidewalk repair 

See CURB SIDEWALK REPAIR 

Stakes, resetting, charge 16. 16. ISO 

CURB REPAIR 

See SIDEWALK, CURB REPAIR 



Impoundment 16.19.130 
Indemnification, insurance 16.19.100 
Notices 16.19.160 
Permit 

application 16.19.030 

fee 16.19.050 

issuance 16.19.040 

required 16.19.010 

revocation 16.19.140 
Placement restrictions 16.19.090 
Prohibited use 16.19.080 
Purpose of provisions 16.19.200 
Severability of provisions 1 6. 1 9. 1 90 
Violations 

administrative fee 16.19.120 

penalties 16.19.170 

remedies cumulative 1 6. 1 9. 1 80 

— E — 

ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION, 
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM 
See also FRANCHISE 
Annual payments to county 16.44.030 
Reports 

to auditor-controller 16.44.020 
to road commissioner 1 6.44.040 
Service connections 16.44.050 
Terms, conditions 16.44.010 

ELECTRIC LINE UNDERGROUNDING 
See UNDERGROUND UTILITY 
DISTRICT 

ELECTRIC MOTOR COACHES 
See also FRANCHISE 
Abandonment of facilities 16.46.030 
Annual payments to county 1 6.40.020 
Terms, conditions 16.46.010 



— D — 

DOORWAY SHELTER 

See OVERHEAD STRUCTURES 

DRIVEWAY 

See CONSTRUCTION WORK 

DROP BOX DEBRIS CONTAINERS 
Condition 16.19.070 
Damage liability 16.19.110 
Definitions 16.19.020 
Hearings 16.19.150 
IdentiHcation, warning devices required 
16.19.060 



ENCROACHMENT, EXCAVATION 
See also HIGHWAY PERMIT 
Abandonment, removal procedure 

16.18.160 
Applicability of provisions 16